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Alert: Families of Nablus Need Your Support!

ISM Media Office

We Need Your Help to Stop the Violence!

Please Put pressure on the Israeli Government to Reign in the Israeli Army and End the Suffering of the People in Nablus!

Violence and Attacks by the Israeli Army are Escalating and have resulted in numerous serious injuries and the death of a young boy!

One ISM activist has been shot!


This Thursday morning, August 12 around 8:30 am, five Israeli Army jeeps entered Balata Camp and occupied several homes in the middle of the camp and on the main road. They then stationed themselves at the entrances to the camp, shooting randomly tear gas and live rounds.

At 1:00pm ISM activists heard gunfire in the alley way and witnessed a young man, Abed Aburezik, shot in the arm and Ahmad Zaki shot in the stomach. One hour later it was announced that Abed had lost his arm as a result of the gun shot. Abed is a teenager.

In total, six Palestinians have been injured, one young man is in critical condition.

By Thursday afternoon, Israeli Army jeeps remain in the camps and in the occupied homes. For the past three hours, ISM activists have witnessed the Soldiers throwing tear gas into the homes of Palestinians in the camp.

Thursday evening three ISM activists attempted to go into the street mear the center of Balata Camp to investigate the condition in the occupied homes and Israeli soldiers opened fire using rubber bullets. One activist, Kole, was hit in the leg with a rubber bullet.

Wednesday night ISM activists learned of a night watchman in the bus compound south of Balata refugee camp who had been beaten by the Israeli soldiers. The ISM activists negotiated his release and managed to take him to the hospital for injuries sustained from the beatings.

Last night the Israeli Army also occupied the Walweel home, (whose 7 year-old son was killed last March by Israeli soldiers). The family includes the grandmother, who is ill. ISM activists attempted to get to the home to verify their condition but were unable due to Israeli Army fire.

Two days ago the Israeli Army shot and killed a 15 year-old boy.


Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Fax: +972 2 6705475 Telex: 25279 MPRES IL E-mail: Salutation: Dear Prime Minister

Spokesperson of the Prime Minister Foreign Minister Silwan Shalom Fax: 011-972-2-530-3367 Email: Minister of Interior: Avraham Poraz (fax: +972-2-5666376)(fax: 972-2-6701628)(fax: 972-2-6701585) Email: Minister of Justice: Enav Golomb State Attorney's Office Fax: 011-972-2-646-6655

url for nearest Israeli Embassy: In addition, please contact your local Israeli mission and inform them that the world is watching and demand that the Ministry of the Interior abort this illegal deportation of a non-violent humanitarian activist. The contact details for Israeli Missions around the world are as follows:

• Australia: 02 6273 1309 / 1300 • Canada: 613 567 6450 • France: 01 40 76 55 00 • Germany: 0228 934 6500 • Ireland: 01 668 0303 • Netherlands: 070 376 0500 • New Zealand: 04 472 2362 / 8 • UK: 020 7957 9500 • USA: 202 364 5500

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