Middle East: One small democratic Israel !




“Since the beginning of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories in 1967, over 650,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israel. This forms approximately 20% of the total Palestinian population in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).” Palestine Monitor

SourceAddameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Addameer Monthly Detention Report: "As of 1 September 2012, there were 4,606 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including 212 administrative detainees, 7 women and 194 children." (September 1, 2012)



International Day for the Freedom of the Palestinian Political Prisoners !


International Day for the Freedom of the Palestinian Political Prisoners ! - Pour la libération des Prisonniers politiques palestiniens ! Internationale Dag voor de Palestijnse Gevangenen !

Friday, 15 April 2011 12:00 - Demonstration at the European Commission, at the roundabout Schuman - Manifestation devant la Commission européenne, au rond-point Schuman - Demonstratie voor de Europese Commissie, Rond Punt Schuman

Alliance for Freedom and Dignity (AFD Belgique http://www.afdbelgium.org/afd/), Arab Commission for Human Rights-Commission arabe pour les Droits humains (ACHR http://www.achr.eu/), Association des Familles & Ami(e)s des Prisonniers – Vereniging van Families & Vrienden van Gevangenen (AF&FA), Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation (http://www.bbcf.ca/index.php), CAPJPO-EuroPalestine (http://www.europalestine.com/), Comité Action Palestine (www.comiteactionpalestine.org), Comité BDS-ULB, Comité Verviers Palestine, Coordination de l'Appel de Strasbourg (www.eutopic.net/coordination), Egalité (http://www.egalite.be/), Egalité Sans Guillemets asbl (ESG asbl), Free Gaza Movement (Belgiumhttp://www.freegaza.org/), General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS Belgium http://www.gups.org/ ), Gents Actie Platform Palestina (GAPP http://www.gentsactieplatformpalestina.be/), International Solidarity Movement France (ISM) ( http://www.ism-france.org/), International Solidarity Movement Gaza (ISM) (http://www.palsolidarity.org/), Links Ecologisch Forum (LEF) - Forum Gauche Ecologie (FGE) (www.lef-online.be), 
Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire (LCR, http://www.lcr-lagauche.be/), MCPalestine (http://mcpalestine.canalblog.com/), Palestina Solidariteit (http:// www.palestinasolidariteit.be), Stichting Palestijnse vrouwen in Nederland, Stichting Talliq - Recht voor Palestijnse kinderen (http://www.talliq.nl/ ), Stop de Bezetting (http://www.stopdebezetting.com/), Ufree - The European Network to support the Rights of the Palestinian Prisoners ( http://www.ufree-p.net/), Unie van Arabische Studenten (UvAS) (http://arabstudentsleague.blogspot.com/),

Luk vervaet (vervaetluk@gmail.com) en Marijke Kruyt (merelzang@hotmail.com



The Chechen refugee Arbi Zarmaev, who was tortured in the Belgian prisons of Bruges and Hasselt,is still isolated 24 hours to 24 hours in the prison of Bruges.  (More information via Google)


Stop Israeli Apartheid !

Free Palestine by Federico Rosales.jpg Visiting my father in jail

Saeed Amireh | October 30, 2010  URL:http://wp.me/pZKMd-4S

Two days ago, my mother went to visit my father in negev jail (alnaqab jail). The Israeli military gave two permits for my little twin brothers Mahmoud and Mustafa of 6 years old.
My mother woke up at 4am to get ready before we reach the makkabeem jeck point, near sira village at the exact time, then from the check point to the Israeli military jail (negev) and all this with my two little brothers who became familiar with many things in life and many words like: occupation, guns, terrorists, killing and all these ugly things which made them feel that this is just the normal life here in the world. I feel so sad and angry when I look to all children with their families in the whole world that are having fun and are happy with their fathers and mothers and then on the other hand my family and I are suffering and missing my dad… (this is unfair, we also deserve to be happy…).
Too hard and long trip started since 4am and continued until 11pm but the time for the meeting with my father in the jail was just 45 minutes (45 minute every 1 month), and for the rest of time was just waiting and waiting in the bus and in the jail, without any food or water. This is a strategy for the occupation forces against us to make us feel insulted and make it hard for us while visiting our prisoners inside the Israeli occupation military jails.
We were able to collect some money to send to my father through my mother, for his survival and also to pay for the taxi and the bus to visit him. We reached the check point at 6:00am, and I went with my mother so she could reach to the check point and carry my brothers with her, until they across the main street of the Israel settlers which is very dangerous because the cars are so fast and don’t stop and are so many until we reach the check point…! After we succeed to across the road, my mother went with my little brothers and shown the permit to the soldiers and the red cross team, to let her in and then she went to the bus to go to the jail with a lot of Palestinian mothers, who went also to visit their children.
My mother came back at 11pm and she was very exhausted and tired from this hard trip. My brothers, sisters and I turned around her to ask about my father’s condition but my mother didn’t want to tell to all of us the sad truth so she just said that my father was well and that he was missing us so much and that he sent hugs to everyone. After that, she took me alone and told me that my father’s health was getting worst and that we must do something to change that.
I was wondering what can we do??? :( We cannot do anything else than praying and asking our God to bless my father and help him in this hard time…! All this made me so sad....! :(
I wish my father could be free today!
My father is proud of his family because we so are brave and we can survive even in these hardest times and the hard situations… we always stay together and steadfast, until the end.
My father wants to send a message to all the friends and all the good people who helped and still help with the fundraising to get him and Hassan Mousa and Zaydoon Srour out of the jail.
Freedom for all the Palestinian’s political prisoners…….Peace for Palestine…………Justice for Ni’lin village!


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Dr. Omar Said

Dr.OmarSaïd1.jpgSomething about Dr. Omar Said, who was false accused and released yesterday from Israeli jail

‘Dr. Omar Said is an important international intellectual figure, a scientist, pharmacologist and one of the world’s top experts on traditional Arabic medicine, medical history and medicinal plants. He has written many scientific papers, some of which I have written with him. He is the author of a forthcoming academic text which will be the most authoritative text on Arabic medicine in the world. He is the founder and director of the largest botanical garden of medicinal plants in the Middle East. This subject is his passion and his main activity in life. Many years ago he was active politically, and he has been the deputy head of his village of Kfar Kanna in the Galilee. Now his passion is his professional subject, and his social activity is mostly within an NGO in education, ecology and co-existence.’

Source: Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make The World A Better Place



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