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Internationals Released; 21 Israelis Arrested


Internationals Released; 21 Israelis Arrested

[Occupied Palestine] At approximately 2:00 this morning, all but one of the internationals detained yesterday were released from the Ariel settlement police station, after being coerced into signing a document stating that they would not enter the West Bank and Gaza. They signed this agreement after being told that the fate of the Palestinian activist and organizer of the Mas'ha Peace Camp, Nazih Shalabi, arrested yesterday, depended on the acquiescence of the internationals. The four Israelis released earlier in the day also agreed to the same conditions for the same reasons. They were all told that Nazih would be released if they agreed to these conditions.

As of this writing, Nazih has still not been released.

Also being detained in an Israeli prison near the city of Hadera, is Lorenza Erlicher, a 35- year-old Italian kindergarten teacher, who Israeli police claim was "attacking a police officer", when in reality she was trying to prevent harm to her body during her rough incarceration. Lorenza is scheduled to be on a flight back to Italy Thursday afternoon, agreeing to leave "voluntarily" to avoid deportation.

Today 21 Israeli peace activists were detained at the site of yesterday's incarcerations, while attempting to stop the work of the bulldozers continuing to destroy Palestinian land for the path of the wall in Mas'ha. One Palestinian AP photographer, Mohammed Darwish, was also snatched while trying to photograph the event. All of the Israeli activists are spending the night in jail, refusing to accept conditions and demanding the release of Nazih Shalabi. Mohammed was released at 10PM.

For more information, please call: ISM Media Office - +972-2-277-4603 IWPS Office - +972-9-251-6644

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NO MORE ROADBLOCKS IN THE ROADMAP TO PEACE Tomorow with International Solidarity Movement activists from Jenin together with the people of the Village Al-Seela are planning an action to remove a roadblock that has been put in place by the Israeli Occupation Forces since the beginning of the second Intifada. The roadblock restricts the right of movement of Palestinians living in the village of Al-Seela, and serves no other purpose except to humuliate and cripple the daily lives of Palestinians. So as part of the Summer Freedom Campaign we will be engaged in a direct Action with the people of Al-Seela a village west of Jenin. The demonstration will begin at the Municipality of Al-Seela at 10am followed by a march towards the Road Block, where it will be removed by internationals and Palestinians. So if you are media and wish to be informed or present at the event tomorow please contact the following persons for more information and details. Andrew-Scottland-067-943-926 International Solidarity Movement Jenin Mostafa-Canada-055-894-262 International Solidarity Movement Jenin

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