Boycott israHell!

Boycott israHell!
Бойкот на израел и печелещите от окупацията! Boycott israHell and those who profit from occupation!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Urgent Actions: Release Sick Palestinian Prisoners + Hunger Striker Alaa Hammad

Urgent Action: Demand release and proper medical care for ill Palestinian prisoners

Hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners are suffering from serious illness and disease inside Israeli prisons. The most severely ill patients are held at Ramle prison hospital, where ill-treatment and medical neglect are so common that Palestinian prisoners refer colloquially to it as “the slaughterhouse.” Medical neglect and the use of painkillers instead of adequate medical treatment is repeatedly reported as a policy inside Israeli prisons. Click here to take action to demand the release and proper medical treatment of ill Palestinian prisoners.
On November 4, Palestinian political prisoner Hassan al-Turabi died in Afula hospital of leukemia. Maysara Abuhamdieh died in April of cancer. Both did not receive sufficient medical treatment in Israeli prisons prior to his death. 
Some of the most urgent cases of seriously ill prisoners currently held in Israeli prisons include: Mansour Mowqada, who has cancerous tumors, a “plastic stomach” and uses colostomy bags; Nahed al-Aqra, who has had four parts of his leg amputated; Moatassem Raddad, whose bowel cancer has spread throughout his body; Salem Kassab, who lost sight in his left eye in October after prison doctors refused to perform surgery on him; Suleiman Abu Ruwais, who was denied treatment for an ulcer for four years; Ismail Abu Alafa, who is not receiving proper treatment since having portions of his stomach removed; Murad Abu Muliq, who has lost nearly 20 pounds due to intestinal disease; and Omar Abu Saada, who has tumors in his throat.
Approximately 25 Palestinian political prisoners have been diagnosed with cancer. Palestinian imprisoned leader Ahmad Sa’adat called for urgent international action to support the sick prisoners, saying the situation ”requires urgent action at all levels to prevent the occupation from executing prisoners through the slow death of patients, with a policy of punishment and a program of revenge.” Prisoners in Nafha prison have announced they plan to launch protests in solidarity with the sick prisoners.
  • Immediate release of the sick prisoners
Until their release, these immediate actions are needed:
  • Immediate independent examination by Palestinian doctors, and outside doctors being allowed into the prisons to examine them
  • Provision of proper medical treatment and medication under independent Palestinian medical supervision to all sick prisoners
  • End to the policy of denying family visits to Palestinian political prisoners

November 13: Mobilizing  for Rasmea Odeh

Mobilize for Rasmea Odeh’s Court Date
12:00 pm, Wednesday, November 13
231 W Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit, MI
rasmeaprotest2Palestinian-American community activist and beloved womens’ rights advocate Rasmea Yousef Odeh will be arraigned in the U.S. District Court, 231 W Lafayette Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday, November 13th at 1:00 p.m. She’s battling an immigration charge that carries a possible 10 year prison sentence, and we’re urging supporters from across the Midwest to pack the courtroom in her support. We’ll gather in front of the court building in Detroit at 12:00 on November 13 — join us!
Chicagoans are leaving by car for Detroit at 5:00 AM on Wednesday, November 13.
 If you can’t make it to Detroit, please consider donating to Rasmea’s legal defense here: or organize a local event. Events are taking place in Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Oakland, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and more. Get more details - or submit your own event at or
Please also hold banner drops, federal building pickets, and other local events to support Rasmea!
The government’s case against Rasmea is clearly motivated by politics — and represents part of an ongoing wave of government repression against Palestinians and those who advocate for them. Check out this article in the Electronic Intifada to learn more about her case:
Supporters are demanding U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade withdraw the indictment of Rasmea Yousef Odeh and drop all federal charges.

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Take action now: Demand the release of Jordanian hunger striker Alaa Hammad!

Jordanian hunger striking prisoner Alaa Hammad has been on hunger strike for 192 days, and was taken to Soroka Military Hospital on November 9 for treatment. Click here to send a letter to Israeli officials demanding his release.
The Prison administration has refused to pledge in writing to date to either release him or deport him.
On May 2, 2013, he launched, along with four other Jordanian prisoners, a hunger strike calling for action from the Jordanian government to move to release them or deport them to Jordan to complete their sentences, and to reveal the locations of missing or martyred Jordanians. Four of the prisoners ended their strike after 100 days and serious health deterioration; an agreement was concluded with the prison administration for family visitation and improvement in conditions of confinement, which has been violated since that time by occupation authorities.
Hammad chose to continue his hunger strike, demanding release or transfer as well as family visits. Click here to send a letter to Israeli officials demanding his release.

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