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Palestinians Appeal for the Release of Activists

Palestinians Unite Again to Appeal for the Release of the Peace Activists held Hostage in Iraq

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

29th January 2006
What: Press conference
Time: Monday 30th 12:00 AM Ramallah
Location: To be announced

Following the recent release of new video footage of the four Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members being held hostage in Iraq Palestinian leaders will again be uniting to appeal for their release.

With the election behind them representatives of Fatah and Hamas, along with religious leaders, will come together to appeal for the release of the hostages, political prisoners and all those working for Justice.

CPT have been working for peace in Palestine for many years and are much valued by the Palestinian communities they support.

Speakers will be:

Tyseer Tamimi, Imam of the Al Aqsa Mosque

Azam Al Ahmad, newly elected member of the legislative council representing Fatah and previously Palestinian Ambassador to Iraq

Abdel Aziz Ahmad, newly elected member of the legislative council representing Hamas

Abu Hassan, representing the Muslim scientists (Rabata Olama Al Muslimin)

They will be joined by Jerry Levin a current CPT delegate who himself was held hostage for a year by Hezbollah in Lebanon.

ENDS

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