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According to Palestinian news reports, the administrative detention order against Palestinian leader, parliamentarian, feminist and leftist Khalida Jarrar was renewed late on Thursday, 14 June, two weeks before she was scheduled to be released after a yea



   

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fly bird (26)
Sunday June 17, 2018, 10:10 pm
Take action: Sign the petition now – http://bit.ly/FreeKhalidaJarrar

According to Palestinian news reports, the administrative detention order against Palestinian leader, parliamentarian, feminist and leftist Khalida Jarrar was renewed late on Thursday, 14 June, two weeks before she was scheduled to be released after a year of imprisonment without charge or trial. She was seized by Israeli occupation forces who invaded the family home in El-Bireh on 2 July 2017, only a year after her release from a prior term of political imprisonment.

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network recently issued a call, reiterating our demand for Khalida’s freedom, joining those from Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and others. The extension of Khalida’s administrative detention does not mean that the campaign is stopping – on the contrary, it illustrates just how critical it is to pressure the Israeli occupation to demand her freedom.

Administrative detention orders, first introduced to Palestine by the British colonial mandate and continued in frequent use by the Israeli occupier, are indefinitely renewable, with no charge or trial, on the basis of secret evidence. The Israeli military courts have not yet confirmed the administrative detention order. While they operate as an essential rubber stamp for such orders – prompting an ongoing boycott by the approximately 450 Palestinians held without charge or trial in administrative detention, including Khalida – this period is particularly critical to escalate international demands for her freedom.

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Following Jarrar’s arrest in July 2017, international protests and calls for her freedom from popular movements and officials were heard around the world; nevertheless, in a clear show of impunity, the Israeli occupation ordered her to six months’ imprisonment without charge or trial under administrative detention.

Jarrar is one of Palestine’s foremost advocates for freedom and justice. As Vice-Chair of the Board of Addameer, she works to free Palestinian political prisoners. Within the Palestinian Legislative Council, she is a member of the Palestinian national committee to bring Palestinian cases to the International Criminal Court and hold Israeli officials accountable internationally.

She is also facing repression inside Israeli prisons. Suha Jarrar, Khalida’s daughter, described one recent experience on Facebook. She was told that Israeli intelligence forces had banned her mother from receiving any books while detained. “Israel failed to break Khalida’a spirit by attempting to forcibly transfer her away from her home and by continuing to arbitrarily detain her. It certainly will not break her spirit by prohibiting her from reading a novel. She will write a novel, she will write the story of Israel’s fascist regime. Mom doesn’t need to read about the roots of the Zionist right-wing ideology right away, because her current reality as an arbitrarily detained woman is an outcome of that ideology. We will not rest until Israel’s prison bars are dismantled and their bits are piled into heaps. We will not rest until justice prevails!” she wrote

Now is the time to act to demand that justice prevail. Organize a protest, sign the petition and voice your dissent: raise your voice for freedom for Khalida Jarrar and all Palestinian prisoners!

Take action!

1. Sign the petition! Sign today and share with others on social media – https://www.change.org/p/free-khalida-jarrar-palestinian-parliamentarian-and-feminist. Use this petition to spread the word and demand Khalida’s freedom!

2. Organize a protest or demonstration at an the Israeli consulate or embassy or a public square for Khalida Jarrar and distribute this post and other news about Khalida and the Palestinian prisoners. Find your nearest Israeli embassy here: https://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/israel. Write to us at samidoun@samidoun.net or contact us on Facebook to let us know about your action! You can use the campaign graphics and materials at your action.

3. Write a letter and mail it yourself – this can increase the effectiveness of your call! The letter text and addresses are included in the call from Addameer, reprinted below.

Addameer’s call to action:

Khalida Jarrar has been imprisoned since 2 July 2017 without charge or trial. Her administrative detention order runs the risk of being renewed on 30 June 2018.

As an administrative detainee, she has not been made privy to the information used to deny her of her freedom, and thus has not had a genuine chance to refute claims made against her. Such a situation represents a core of the occupation’s system of control. If you are a powerful and committed advocate for the human rights of the Palestinian people, then you are likely to lose your freedom in your struggle for basic dignity.

Khalida has worked tirelessly over her career as an advocate for the Palestinian prisoners, and for the rights of women. Following her time as the Director of Addameer, she was elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) in 2006. Her roles as a PLC member included heading the Prisoners’ Commission and was a member of the Palestinian National Committee for the follow up with International Criminal Court (ICC). As part of her work, she was instrumental in facilitating the Palestinian ascension to the Rome Statute. As a result of her work, she has been denied permission to travel multiple times and was expelled to Jericho in 2014.

Khalida has been held in Administrative Detention on a separate occasion in 2015, prior to being sentenced to 15 months imprisonment by an Israeli Military Court. Following international pressure, she was released in June 2016. Since July 2017, she has had her administrative detention renewed once. For more details on her case, please see her prisoner profile and to learn more about her teaching international law to female prisoners while incarcerated, check here.

With this call for action and support, we hope to place pressure on the occupation to not renew her administrative detention order again. Her imprisonment represents a grave violation of international law and the international community must not stand silent in the face of such action.

There are very few times where there is a possibility of us having a genuine impact, but this is one of them. Khalida has committed her life to realizing basic Palestinian dignity through utilizing the international legal framework. For all of us who believe in justice, it is incumbent upon us to do all that we can to ensure her freedom.

As such, we call on all supporters to contact the key decision makers located below. Urge them to abide by international law, and release Khalida Jarrar.



TAKE ACTION:

1. Organize a protest, demonstration, speaking event or banner drop in your city, community or campus calling for freedom for Khalida Jarrar and her fellow Palestinian prisoners.

2. Write to Israeli officials to demand Khalida Jarrar’s release.



Sample Letter and Contact information:



Dear __,

I write today to demand the immediate release of the Palestinian Legislative Council member Khalida Jarrar, who has been under administrative detention since June 2017.

Khalida Jarrar has been imprisoned since 2 July 2017 without charge or trial. Her administrative detention order runs the risk of being renewed on 30 June 2018. Khalida has been held in Administrative Detention on a separate occasion in 2015, prior to being sentenced to 15 months imprisonment by an Israeli Military Court. Following international pressure, she was released in June 2016. Since July 2017, she has had her administrative detention renewed once.

I demand the immediate release of Khalida Jarrar and an end to the administrative detention policy which is on the basis of so-called secret information. This is an attempt to prevent PLC members and human rights advocates, such as Khalida Jarrar, from dedicating their lives to achieving basic dignity for Palestinians. Her continued detention is arbitrary and unjust, and I demand her immediate freedom.

Sincerely,





Minister of Defence

Avigdor Liberman

Ministry of Defence

37 Kaplan Street

Hakirya

Tel Aviv 61909, Israel

Fax: +972 73 323 3300

Email: minister@mod.gov.il

Email: pniot@mod.gov.il

Salutation: Dear Minister



Attorney General

Avichai Mendelbilt

Ministry of Justice

29 Salah al-Din Street

Jerusalem 91010, Israel

Fax: +972 2 530 3367

Email: ishkat-yoetz@justice.gov.il



Military Judge Advocate General

Brigadier General Sharon Afek

Hakirya, Tel Aviv, Israel

Fax: +972 3 569 4526

Email: Mag@idf.gov.il



Commander of the IOF – West Bank

Major-General Roni Numa

GOC Central Command

Military Post 01149, Battalion 877

Israel Defense Forces, Israel

Fax: +972 2 530 5741, +972 2 530 5724

Salutation: Dear Major-General Roni Numa



Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister’s Office

Jerusalem
3 Kaplan St. Hakirya

91950

Fax: +972-2-6496659

Email: bnetanyahu@KNESSET.GOV.IL
 

fly bird (26)
Sunday June 17, 2018, 10:13 pm
18 June, Gothenburg: People’s meal and solidarity evening for Khalida Jarrar
Monday, 18 June
4:00 pm
Syndikalistisk Forum
Ovre Husargatan 27
Gothenburg, Sweden
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/874140319461521/

The Frihet åt Ahed Tamimi Göteborg committee is organizing a people’s meal and solidarity evening at the Syndicalist Forum. In addition to our usual focus on Ahed Tamimi and the release of Palestinian prisoners, including letter writing, we will pay special attention to the case of Khalida Jarrar.

This is not the first time we focus on her imprisonment, but we want to highlight the growing international campaign for her release. Khalida Jarrar has been held in administrative detention since 2 July 2017; her detention was renewed in December 2017 and the latest order is scheduled to expire on 30 June of this year. As usual, with Israel’s arbitrary terror against Palestinians, there is a risk that the order for administrative detention will be renewed again.

Read more on the Addameer website (http://www.addameer.org/news/urgent-action-help-free-human-rights-defender-khalida-jarar), attend our evening (we are planning a solidarity photo) and engage in the solidarity movement for the liberation of Palestine!

Vi i Frihet åt Ahed Tamimi Göteborg arrangerar folkkök och solidaritetskväll på Syndikalistiskt Forum. Förutom vårt vanliga fokus på Ahed Tamimi och andra palestinska fångar och deras frigivning med bland annat brevskrivning så ägnar vi kvällen särskilt åt att uppmärksamma Khalida Jarrar.

Det är inte första gången vi uppmärksamma henne och hennes fångenskap, men vi vill med denna kväll uppmärksamma och själva delta i den nyligen uppkomna internationella kampanjen för hennes frigivning. Khalida Jarrar har hållits i administrativt förvar i flera omgångar, nu senast sedan 2:a juli 2017, och denna senaste order är planerad att gå ut 30:e juni i år. Som vanligt med Israels godtyckliga terror mot palestinier finns det nu en risk att ordern om administrativt förvar förlängs.

Läs mer på palestinska fångsolidaritetsgruppen Addameers hemsida (http://www.addameer.org/news/urgent-action-help-free-human-rights-defender-khalida-jarar), delta på vår kväll (vi planerar ett solidaritetsfoto) och i vilket fall som helst engagera dig i solidaritetsrörelsen för Palestinas befrielse!

Info om mat inom kort.

Öppet 16-20, folkkök 17:00
Syndikalistiskt Forum
Övre Husargatan 27
Hpts: Olivedalsgatan eller Linnéplatsen
Cash is Queen! (även swish)

http://samidoun.net/2018/06/18-june-gothenburg-peoples-meal-and-solidarity-evening-for-khalida-jarrar/
http://samidoun.net/2018/06/18-june-gothenburg-peoples-meal-and-solidarity-evening-for-khalida-jarrar/
 

fly bird (26)
Tuesday June 19, 2018, 2:51 am
300 prominent global figures accuse Israel of committing ‘war crimes’ .

Israel’s forcible transfer of thousands of Palestinians has been denounced as a war crime by over 300 elected officials, legal scholars, academics, artists, faith leaders and activists from around the world.

The universal show of solidarity to the Palestinians was published in an open letter which voiced strong opposition to Israel’s plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinians living in farming-shepherding communities in the occupied West Bank.

Signatories include 90 members of parliament, many of whom are from the EU and UK parliaments. Other notable signatories include ten Israel Prize laureates, film director Ken Loach, artists Ai Weiwei, author Alice Walker, academic Noam Chomsky and several musicians. Dozens of Rabbis have also signed the letter denouncing Israel for what many would describe ethnic cleansing.

Forcible transfer – by direct physical force or by creating a coercive environment that makes residents leave their homes – is a war crime

the letter states.

Mentioning, in particular, residents facing expulsion from three areas; the Jordan Valley, the South Hebron Hills and East Jerusalem, the letter says that Israel “aims to establish facts on the ground that would achieve exclusive de-facto Israeli control in those areas and eventually facilitate formal annexation”.

“Israel’s plans,” the letter points out, “range from freezing Palestinian development, through minimising Palestinian foothold in major parts of the West Bank, to the destruction and transfer of entire communities.” The plans, they add, are being implemented through “coercive measures” which are listed as: not being allowed to build new private or public buildings; denied access to water grids or to pave access roads; demolitions; threats and confiscation of essential equipment.

After denouncing Israel for committing “war crimes” the letter says that “all people responsible for it – including Israeli prime minister and the minister of defence – bear personal responsibility.”

They also accuse Israel’s high court of “rubber stamping” the criminal policies of the Israeli government. “All it does is also implicate Israeli High Court justices in what is nothing short of a war crime, no matter how much legal formalism is enlisted in an effort to excuse the inexcusable,” the letter concludes.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180612-300-prominent-global-figures-accuse-israel-of-committing-war-crimes/
 

fly bird (26)
Thursday June 21, 2018, 11:05 pm
Sunday, 24 June
2:00 pm
New York City
Exact Location TBA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/454977998293311/

Take action: Sign the petition now – bit.ly/FreeKhalidaJarrar

According to Palestinian news reports, the administrative detention order against Palestinian leader, parliamentarian, feminist and leftist Khalida Jarrar was renewed late on Thursday, June 14, two weeks before she was scheduled to be released after a year of imprisonment without charge or trial (samidoun.net/2018/06/reports-khalida-jarrars-administrative-detention-extended-keep-up-the-campaign-for-freedom). She was seized by Israeli occupation forces who invaded her family’s home in El-Bireh on July 2, 2017, only a year after her release from a prior term of political imprisonment.

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network recently issued a call, reiterating our demand for Jarrar’s freedom, joining those from Addameer Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association (addameer.org/news/urgent-action-help-free-human-rights-defender-khalida-jarar) and others. The extension of Jarrar’s administrative detention does not mean that the campaign is stopping. On the contrary, it illustrates just how critical it is to pressure the Israeli occupation to demand her freedom.

Administrative detention orders, first introduced to Palestine by the British colonial mandate and continued in frequent use by the Israeli occupier, are indefinitely renewable, with no charge or trial, on the basis of secret evidence. The Israeli military courts have not yet confirmed the administrative detention order. While they operate as an essential rubber stamp for such orders, this period is particularly critical to escalate international demands for her freedom.

Another Palestinian prisoner, Hassan Hassanein Shokeh, 29, launched a hunger strike to demand his freedom after he was ordered to administrative detention after completing his six-month prison sentence (samidoun.net/2018/06/hassan-shokeh-launches-hunger-strike-against-administrative-detention-as-mass-court-boycott-continues). Shokeh, who has spent over 13 years in Israeli prisons over multiple arrests, many times in administrative detention, previously conducted a hunger strike in October 2017 to demand his freedom.

Shokeh launched his strike on June 5. He has been imprisoned since September 29, 2017, when he was seized from his home in al-Ram. He was arrested less than one month after he was released, on August 31, 2017, from his previous period of detention without charge or trial. He was initially ordered imprisoned without charge or trial under administrative detention, and he launched a hunger strike in October 2017 to demand his release. After a 35-day strike, he suspended his protest after he was told he would be charged and his case moved to the military courts.

The Ofer military court sentenced him to six months in prison and he was scheduled for release on June 3. However, instead of being released, he was again ordered imprisoned without charge or trial under administrative detention, sparking the renewal of his strike.

Throughout his imprisonment, he has been denied family visits as his family members have been denied permits under “security” pretexts. Only his 10-year-old sister has been allowed to visit him. On 9 June, he was transferred to Hadarim prison from Ofer prison.

The Israeli occupation prison administration frequently uses transfer and isolation against Palestinian prisoners who launch hunger strikes. The transfer process is physically arduous and damaging and often requires the striking prisoners to stand, shackled, for lengthy periods waiting for transportation or to sit in an un-air-conditioned vehicle on metal benches, shackled to the seats. The use of frequent abusive transfers is a mechanism of physical abuse and mistreatment of Palestinian prisoners in retaliation for launching hunger strikes or involvement in the prisoners’ movement.

Shokeh’s strike and the reported renewal of Jarrar’s detention comes as Palestinian administrative detainees have been carrying out a boycott of Israeli military courts (samidoun.net/2018/02/administrative-detainees-announce-military-court-boycott-to-begin-on-15-february) for over 100 days. They are refusing to participate in the system that is used to give a faint veneer of a “legal process” to an extralegal process of imprisonment without charge and without trial at the behest of the Israeli occupation military.

Approximately 500 Palestinian prisoners are held without charge or trial under administrative detention, out of nearly 6,500 total Palestinian prisoners. Administrative detention orders are indefinitely renewable, and Palestinian prisoners have spent years at a time jailed through repeatedly renewed detention orders, all on the basis of a so-called “secret file” to which both the detainees and their lawyers are denied access.

Stand with Jarrar and Shokeh to demand that Israel release them, other administrative detainees and all Palestinian political prisoners.

Support the Palestinian national and prisoners’ movements, the Palestinian Resistance, and the liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea.
 
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