A note from Donna Wallach in the USA ref Issa Amro
Posted by Mary on January 1, 2018, 12:50 pm
HEBRON FREEDOM FUND |
FIGHTING FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
YOUTH AGAINST SETTLEMENTS
A note from Issa:
Last week my trial continued in Israeli military court. A solider testified against me that in 2013 I supposedly told him he was stupid. For this, and for 17 other charges - such things as being in closed military zones, organizing protests and inciting to nonviolence - I will likely serve a number of years in prison.
There is no change without sacrifice. I am not afraid of going to prison and I am not the only Palestinian activist being targeted right now. Over the past couple weeks, many of my friends have been arrested: Munther Amira from Bethlehem, Yousef Sharqawi from Hebron, Manal Tamimi from Nabi Saleh Nariman Tamimi from Nabi Saleh, Nour Tamimi from Nabi Saleh, sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi from Nabi Saleh and more.
Even as we are being targeted, with your support, all of us on the ground are stronger.
Youth Against Settlements is getting ready for our annual campaign to take place in February 2018. We are also being supported by a new organization, Hebron Freedom Fund, http://www.hebronfreedomfund.org/? started by Issa, Ariel Gold and others, to advocate in the US and provide advocacy and assistance to families on the ground in Hebron.
Can you make a donation to support our work for Palestinian rights in 2018?
We hope everyone will join us for the 9th annual Open Shuhada Street campaign around the world. We have photos, flyers, booklets, personal stories and other supplies for you to use. We can even send an activist from Hebron to speak at your event. We encourage you to protest in front of Israeli consulates and embassies and the institutions and organizations that fund the settlers in Hebron. Sign up now to be part of the campaign or to come to Hebron to participate in the actions that will take place on the ground.
We are strong and resilient despite the obstacles we face. This year we will be doing more work to help Palestinian families. We will be moving forward with our campaign to challenge the settlers signs in Hebron that erase the identity and history of the city.
Every day we are hosting a Twitter vigil for the Tamimi women. We will continue this until Ahed, Nariman, Manal and Nour are released. Please join us every day at 1:00pm EST (10:00am California time, 18:00 European time, 20:00 Palestine time). Follow @YAShebron to see what the hashtag is each day and like the Free the Tamimi Women page on Facebook.
You must read "Against Our Better Judgement: The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel" by Alison Weir
Other important websites to visit
End the Blockade/Siege on Gaza!
Tear down the Apartheid Walls in West Bank & Gaza!
End the War Criminal Israeli collective punishment on the Palestinian people!
End the illegal Apartheid Israeli Occupation of all of Palestine!
Right to Return to their homes and Palestine for all Palestinians!
End all U.S. aid to Israel
Support Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)&
Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) Campaigns
Support Solidarity with Gaza Fishers
Support ISM volunteers in West Bank and Gaza Strip!