Archive for the 'Political Prisoners' Category

Campaign launched to free Al Masra’ villagers.

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

A complaint is being made against Israeli police after the lives of three British women were threatened by armed Israeli settlers.

One of the settlers was identified by Israeli police at the scene as a security guard for the illegal settlement of Talmon B. No action has been taken against this man. The three members of the Brighton-Tubas Friendship and Solidarity Group were subsequently arrested, held for 33 hours in an Israeli gaol and released without charge. (more…)


Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Three British women, arrested at a demonstration at Al Masra’a al Qibliya on Friday 26th were released late last night after being detained for over thirty hours.

The women, Sarah Cobham, Caroline Bailey and Kate Harrison, were arrested after participating in a demonstration about the seizure of land in Al Masra’a. Protesters were fired at with live ammunition by settlers, soldiers also fired off live rounds. The women were ‘detained’ by an armed settler while trying to leave the demonstration.The settler shot at the women, ran after them, pushed them up against a wall, pointed a gun at them and threatened to kill them.When Israeli soldiers arrived by they did nothing to stop the assault by the settler. The women were kept in the ‘punishment block’ of Ramla women’s prison close to Tel Aviv and released after a closed hearing at the Ministry of the Interior in Jerusalem.


Life in the women’s prison

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Two days ago I attended a peaceful demonstration of villagers against the theft of their land by settlers. I found my self assaulted and ‘arrested’ by a settler with the aquiesence of the Isreali army, lied to by the Israeli police, dumped in the punishment block of the women’s prison, driven for miles to the Ministry of the Interior deportation centre, and eventually released because I had done nothing wrong. What would they have done to me if I was Palestinian? (more…)

BRIGHTON-TUBAS SOLIDARITY GROUP PRESS RELEASE - Brighton delegation Marches in Solidarity with imprisoned Hunger Strikers

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

A delegation of ten people from Brighton joined with Palestinians in the West Bank town of Tubas today. They were demonstrating against the murder of a political prisoner in an Israeli jail. The group joined families of prisoners demonstrating against the murder of Mohammed Al-Ashkar in marching through the town to the headquarters of the International Red Cross. Hundreds of people participated in the peaceful demonstration including schoolchildren and the families of prisoners.