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GushShalom 18 Rafah houses today


GushShalom 18 Rafah houses today - earlier this week 23

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T O D A Y I N R A F A H 18 HOUSES DESTROYED EARLIER THIS WEEK 23

AN IMMEDIATE OUTBURST OF WORLDWIDE CONCERN MAY HAVE SOME IMPACT

P L E A S E S E N D O N C E M O R E Y O U R P R O T E S T
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The world's attention went in another direction, and the bulldozers are back. But maybe, so short after Rafah was in the spotlight, your renewed protest would again help stop them. We should address Tommy Lapid, Israel's Justice Minister who ten days ago remembered what happened to his own grandmother, and all the Foreign Ministries of the world - and again the Israeli embassies (seems to have a more than average effect).

Sample letter (for creative use)

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOUR GRANDMOTHER HAD NEIGHBORS Dear Minister of Justice of the State of Israel Mr Lapid.

Your courage to say loud what you said about your grandmother has made a deep impression. And it seemed to send away the bulldozers from Rafah - but only for a few days. Meanwhile 41 more houses have been demolished there, for no other reason than that the army wants to push through with its original plan. In the pace of this week it will take less than three months to "finish the project." I don't have to tell you that this is a war crime. Our hope is that you won't let it pass, even not when it is done piecemeal.

Sincerely [your name and address] --

Please send it by fax (if you can) AND email to:

Minister of Justice Yosef Lapid Ministry of Justice 29 Salah al-Din Street Jerusalem 91010, Israel Fax: +972 2 6285438 E-mail: sar@justice.gov.il

and a copy to: Secretary of State Colin Powell Fax: +1-202-261-8577

and/or to the Foreign Minister of your country

and to the editors of the daily paper(s)of your choice

and to: Kofi Annan ecu@un.org, Mr. Terje Rod Larsen , Mr. Romano Prodi

NB: Don't forget to also send it to the nearest Israeli Embassy: http://www.embassyworld.com/embassy/israel1.htm (It will be good when the foreign ministry will be alarmed by many of its embassies)

for your convenience, here are the combined email addresses we vollected (please add your own):

To: sar@justice.gov.il Copies to: secretaryofstate@USA.gov, ecu@un.org, unsco@palnet.com, romano.prodi@cec.eu.int

for a regularly updated site of life in Rafah (by just somebody) http://www.rafahtoday.org

Read also:

Disengaged from reality By Amira Hass Wed., June 02, 2004 Sivan 13, 5764 http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/434206.html Hebrew: http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/pages/ShArtPE.jhtml?itemNo=434247

# Here follows the text of the ad to be published in Hebrew in Ha'aretz, tomorrow June 4, & on the Gush Shalom website

THE "DISENGAGEMENT" IS A FRAUD

The media have a ball with the fictitious "Disengagement Plan" and the ridiculous "Cabinet Crisis". But on the ground Sharon is in full action.

On the 37th anniversary of the occupation, the destruction of Rafah goes on, the mistreatment at the checkpoints continues and the building of the inhuman wall progresses.

Now the Wall has reached a-Ram.

The wall cuts the town into pieces and cuts it off from its vicinity. The inhabitants will be unable to reach their working places, hospitals, schools and even their cemetery. This wall will not give us security.

The "Disengagement Plan" is a fraud. The path of the wall is reality. ------------------------------- Come and see! Come and protest! -------------------------------

Tomorrow, Saturday, we shall tour the path of the wall at a-Ram and take part in a big, joint Israeli-Palestinian protest demonstration. For details call the Gush office.

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# Truth against Truth - opposite views on the history of the conflict in 101 steps

Hebrew / òáøéú http://www.gush-shalom.org/Docs/Truth_Heb.pdf

English http://www.gush-shalom.org/Docs/Truth_Eng.pdf

# Boycott List of Settlement Products (newly updated) Hebrew / òáøéú http://gush-shalom.org/Boycott/boycheb.htm

English http://gush-shalom.org/Boycott/boyceng.htm

# For pictures of the Rafah destruction:

http://www.rafahtoday.org

# Refusniks

Constantly-updated refusniks lists:

English - http://www.yesh-gvul.org/english/prison/ Hebrew / òáøéú - http://www.yesh-gvul.org/prison/

English - http://www.newprofile.org/default.asp?language=en Hebrew / òáøéú - http://www.newprofile.org/

Help us free our children from the military prison! (parents of The Five) For ENGLISH details please click http://www.refuz.org.il/help.html For HEBREW please click http://www.refuz.org.il/hebrew/help.html Homepage with lots of information: http://www.refuz.org.il/

# Eye-witness reports from the Occupied Territories: http://www.machsomwatch.org (Israeli women monitoring the checkpoints) http://www.palsolidarity.org/pressreleases/pressreleases.php (internationals throughout OT)

-- http://www.gush-shalom.org/ (òáøéú/Hebrew) http://www.gush-shalom.org/english/index.html (English) http://www.gush-shalom.org/arabic/index.html (selected articles in Arabic)

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