Aggiornamenti 28 agosto 2003

----- Original Message -----
From: "International Solidarity Movement" <ism-alerts at>
To: <palsolidarity at>
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 1:19 PM
Subject: [palsolidarity] ACTION ALERT for AUG 28, 2003

Palestinians and Internationals detained in occupied house near
Nablus, Police say "not yet arrested," but confiscate
internationals' phones

Four activists (two UK, two USA) with the International Solidarity
Movement are being detained without charge in an occupied house on
the outskirts of the Old City.

Israeli house occupations are all too common, and it usually
involves residents of houses concerned being confined to one small

Often the residents are not allowed to use electricity, telephones
or make any contact with the outside world.  They even suffer the
humiliation of  having to request permission to go to the toilet.

   When soldiers leave (sometimes after several months), they
frequently leave the rooms they have used soiled and looted, and on
many occasions, residents complain of having their electricity and
phone lines disconnected.

  In this case, the family of ten had invited the four
internationals into the house for support.

   The following is an extract from an article by Ahmad Nimer, a
Pakistani journalist who found himself in this horrifying situation
on one occasion:

   "There were eight of us in the small room, including an eight-
month-old baby and an eight-year-old child. The soldiers refused to
allow us to make phone calls and ordered us not to speak. They
threatened that if there was any movement seen around the building -
 "even a bird" - we would be shot dead.

We were kept in the room for two days without electricity and
prevented from making contact with the outside world. During this
time, around 20 soldiers used the house as a base. Snipers were
placed on the roof. I discovered later that the snipers had killed
my neighbour as she tried to cross the street to collect her baby
from a nearby house."

Please call the Nablus DCO to protest against this outrage:

056-234167  (International +972-56-234167)
025-486218 (International +972-25-486218)

Also phone the Ministry of the Interior to protest:

      02-670-1411 (International +972-2-670-1411)
 or 02-670-1447 (International +972-2-670-1447)

 International Solidarity Movement 02-277-4602


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