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Former ISM Media Officer Detained At Ben Gurion

Legal Update: Former ISM Media Officer Detained At Ben Gurion

Michael Sheikh, a student from Australia, and a former media officer for the ISM at the time of Rachel Corrie's death in March, has been detained at Ben Gurion airport and awaiting deportation as a "security risk," the second such "risk" to arrive peaceably and openly at Ben Gurion in less than 24 hours.

Like other "security risks" Michael is demanding he be allowed his legal right to appeal the deportation order and will resist deportation until then.

At this time when the Israeli government has clearly decided that the best way to deal with peaceful resistance to the Occupation is to not allow it to occur, we can expect more cases in the future similar to Michael and David Watson's, as well as that of Patrick Connors, Tobias Karlsson, and Tarek Loubani. Money is needed urgently for the legal fund to continue these battles. Please consider a donation or even organizing a donation drive with local ISM teams.

For more information on the legal fund, go to http://www.palsolidarity.org

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