Britain Must Condemn Israel for Jericho Prison Raid
Tuesday, March 14,2000 00:00
By www.palestinecampaign.org

The Foreign Office decision to withdraw British observers on 14th of March from the Jericho Prison without prior arrangements gave Israel the opportunity to demolish and kidnap Palestinians.
 
The strong Palestinian response to this was only expected, as Britain (and the US) were seen to be colluding with Israel by violating the Ramallah Agreement.
 
The Israeli army’s unquestionable entry into Palestinian territory and Israeli record of prisoner torture raises fears for their safety. The extreme nature of the siege on the prison was once again a show of disproportionate mite against unarmed Palestinians by Israel, and in line with its policy of ignoring most international laws and customs.
 
The undersigned organisations all call upon the Foreign Office to unequivocally condemn Israel’s actions in Jericho Prison, and demand that the Palestinian prisoners be handed back over to the Palestinian Authority to be tried or released.
 
For further comments or interviews, please contact:

Betty Hunter: 07763384841

Zaher Birawi: 07747446001
 
Signed by:

Palestinian Forum in Britain (PFB)

Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC)

Palestinian Return Centre (PRC)

Association of the Palestinian Community in the UK,

Friends of Al-Aqsa

British Muslim Initiative (BMI).

 

British Government has to honour its responsibility towards Palestinian Prisoners
 
Palestinian Community in Britain and Campaigners for Palestinian Rights
Demand Answers from the British  Government

 
Following the illegal actions of Israel in the storming of the Jericho  prison and the kidnap of the Palestinian nationalist leader Mr.Ahmad Sadat  and others on Tuesday 14 March, a number of civil society bodies concerned  with Palestinian rights will host a press conference to demand an explanation from the British government and action against the Israeli aggression.

The press conference will be on Friday 17th of March at  12.00 am in Room C, 1 Parliament Street .
 
Attending the press conference will be the Palestinian delegate to the UK, Dr. Manuel Hassassian and representatives of the Palestinian Forum in Britain (PFB), the  Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) ,  the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) , the Association of the Palestinian Community in the UK, Friends of Al-Aqsa and
British Muslim Initiative(BMI).

We will press the British government to honour its legal and moral responsibility to ensure that Israel releases Mr. Sadat and his colleagues  as well as the 9,000 other Palestinians detainees held in Israeli jails.

The press conference will be followed by a public picket in Parliament  Square at 5:30pm on Friday 17 March.

 

 

For further comments or interviews, please contact:

Betty Hunter: 07763384841

Zaher Birawi: 07747446001

 

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