Help Free Child Prisoner Ahed Tamimi

These days there is just so much injustice that it is overwhelming and you wonder if anything will ever change.People lives ruined by the greedy and powerful, by fanatics trying to shape the world the way they want it for their own advantage in total disregard for the rights and the lives of others, even those whose lives have barely begun such a Palestinian children arrested and incarcerated by the Israeli military.

Please sign and share the following petition concerning Ahed Tamimi age only 16 who could face up to 10 years in prison. Please act quickly Ahed case goes to court February 6th

Free Ahed Tamimi

Please Sign the letter to world leaders:

“We demand the release of Ahed and all Palestinian children wrongly held in military prisons.

The international community must put an end to the detention and ill-treatment of children in these prisons. Enough is enough.

To Ahed and all the children in Israeli military jails: We stand by your side, and are holding you in our hearts. We will not give up until you are free. You are not alone. ”

More information:

Days ago soldiers stormed my house in the dead of night and dragged my 16 year old daughter to prison. Now my little girl is in a cold cell.

My name is Basim Tamimi. I have dedicated my life to civil resistance. That’s why the army is holding my baby — they want to crush my spirit. But I have been a member of Avaaz for eight years — I have seen the power of this community if we all stand together against injustice.

My little girl’s case goes to court on February 6 — but Israel’s military courts convict 99% of Palestinians, even if they are kids. Please join my urgent call — we’ll deliver it directly to global leaders.”

Please sign and continue reading:
https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/free_ahed_global_loc/?wMsmGdb    This is a quick sign petition which I hope you will share widely.

Here are some little known facts concerning the Palestinian conflict regarding children held as Prisoners by Israel

During the last five decades 45,000 Palestinian children have been detained by the military

“Since 2000, an estimated 12,000 Palestinian children have been
detained by Israeli forces from the occupied West Bank and held in the Israeli military detention
system — many of them are as young as 12 years old. In some cases, even 6 and 7 year olds
have been detained by the military as well. Israel prosecutes between 500 and 700 Palestinian
children in military courts each year, and hundreds more are arrested and released later without
prosecution.

An average of 200-300 children are held in Israeli detention on a monthly basis.”
More information
https://avaazpress.s3.amazonaws.com/Child+Detention+Fact+Sheet.pdf

Regardless of our stance on this conflict I am sure most of us will be appalled at this grave mistreatment of children.

More information and further action from Amnesty international.

“16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi could face up to ten years in prison over an altercation with Israeli soldiers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).

Ahed, charged with aggravated assault of soldiers and incitement, will also remain in custody until the end of her trial.”

According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Israel is a state party, the arrest, detention or imprisonment of children must be used only as a measure of last resort and for the shortest appropriate period of time.

Ahed’s detention does not meet this criteria. In fact, nothing the teen has done can justify her continued detention – it is outrageously excessive for such a comparatively small crime and entirely inappropriate for a child. The Israeli authorities must acknowledge this and release her immediately.

“Ahed’s lawyer says she has faced several long and aggressive interrogation sessions, sometimes during the night, and that interrogators have threatened the safety of her family.

Her family says she has also endured several physically-exhausting transfers from prison to court alongside other child detainees, without access to a toilet.

Continue reading and please take the suggested action
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/israel-release-ahed-tamimi

Military prisons are not the place for children under any circumstances.

 

 

 

 

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Take Action to Help the People of Gaza

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Like most people world-wide I am shocked by the horror that is unfolding in Garza. The killing of defenceless children who have tasted and enjoyed so little of life and indeed adults who like most of us simply wish to live out their lives in peace. I do not understand fully this complex situation, all I know is that people are dying and it has to stop.

The pictures seen below bear undeniable witness to the horrific suffering taking place in Gaza as a result of Israel’s indiscriminate attacks on the civilian population. Most of the dead are civilians – men women and children, no one is spared the onslaught of death and destruction raining down on them. Also animals suffer, caught up in the conflict as you will see further down.

The recent weeks of violence has resulted in the deaths of at least 1,922 Palestinian deaths – 448 of them children- with more than 9,000 injured.

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Source link and more photos:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/07/09/15-images-of-gaza-under-attack-as-israel-responds-to-hamas-rockets-_n_5570579.html

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Source and more pictures:

Israel Gaza Conflict: The Innocent Children Paying The Terrible Price Of War (GRAPHIC PICTURES)
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/07/18/israel-gaza-conflict-innocent-children-paying-terrible-price-war-pictures_n_5598867.html

Names of 373 Children Killed In the Gaza Conflict.

The names of  children killed in Gaza during the past month have been Published In UK Newspapers.

The charity Save the Children has used full-page ads in numerous UK newspapers to name the hundreds of children killed in Gaza over the past month:

“To see the names of the children, some as young as a few months, written in stark black-and-white brings home the tragedy that has befallen Gaza’s children.”
Save the Children’s CEO, Justin Forsyth

Read more and view the ads

http://www.buzzfeed.com/richardhjames/names-of-373-children-killed-in-gaza-conflict-published-in-u -Please click this link and take the suggested action and send a message to the UK government calling for a permanent ceasefire.

Please take the time to take as many of the following actions as you can.

Write e-mail or letters

Amnesty International

Please send an e-mail to the foreign secretary

GAZA: STOP THE ARMS, STOP THE KILLING

Call on the UK government to halt the supply of arms to Israel. We must not facilitate war crimes.

It began just after four o’clock on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. Four young boys, all cousins from the same family, were playing football on a Gaza beach.

The Israeli shelling rained down – killing all four children.

Indiscriminate targeting of civilians and medical facilities is against international law. And if countries, including the UK, continue to supply weapons to Israel they will be potentially facilitating war crimes

Please read more and send the e-mail:
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/gaza-israel-stop-arms

Do edit to personalise if you can but if this is not possible please send it as it is.

You could also write a letter to the foreign secretary :

Contact Details of Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP
http://www.parliament.uk/biographies/commons/mr-philip-hammond/105

Petitions

Those who have survived death continue to suffer as a result of the lack of adequate medical care and attention.

Please sign the following petition asking The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP to send
Send RFA Argus hospital ship to Gaza

A health crisis is looming in Gaza for trapped civilians, with dire conditions in the main Gaza City El Shifa hospital. Doctors operate on the floor and in corridors. People die untreated. Media reports say only one x-ray machine is working with a lack of doctors, nurses, paramedics, and the most basic equipment. With borders closed, casualties are unable to leave to seek treatment elsewhere.

The hospital ship RFA Argus is moored in Falmouth. She is uniquely designed for this type of necessity. We request that the British Government unilaterally and rapidly deploys RFA Argus to Gaza.

Please read more and sign the petition:

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/the-rt-hon-philip-hammond-mp-send-rfa-argus-hospital-ship-to-gaza?alert_id=OBGCGaiMgv_F8o3abxhkSymiG9RSPmGWG0L8D0sFB%2FUxaZcxxhnU2k%3D&utm_campaign=114975&utm_medium=email&utm_source=action_alert

As with the above you could also send a letter or e-mail to the foreign secretary:

Contact details
http://www.parliament.uk/biographies/commons/mr-philip-hammond/105

There are just so many petitions, there can be few people who do not care about the suffering of the people of Gaza.

Here is a petition from Save the Children:

Gaza and Israel conflict: Stop killing children

We must act now to protect children.
Join us in calling on the UN Secretary General to do all he can to put permanent ceasefire in place.

Read more and sign the petition:
http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/donate/actions/gaza-and-israel-conflict-stop-killing-children#sthash.ZWc6sHlE.dpuf

The above is a simple click and send petition

Next is a petition from 38 degrees directed to:

DAVID CAMERON UK GOV’T/WORLD/ARAB LEADERS AND PRESIDENT OBAMA

Immediate and direct political intervention, with world Leaders political pressure to stop israel killing the people of Gaza, Palastine and to completely quit the terrorisation and illegal occupation of Palastine for good. The UK Government to address the serious War Crimes being carried out by israel in Palastine. The killings of innocent Gaza/Palastinian men, women and children needs to stop immediately and the illegal occupation of the Palastinian land and homes that have been occupied illegally needs to be put right.
Read More and sign the petition

STOP ISRAEL NOW..! STOP THEM KILLING PEOPLE IN GAZA/PALASTINE

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-isreal-now-stop-them-killing-gaza-palastine-peoples-1

Donations

The Disasters Emergency Committee has launched an appeal

The Gaza Crisis Appeal

200,000 people are displaced needing urgent help:

http://www.dec.org.uk/?gclid=CPXH5ZyihsACFUjHtAodIVcAcg

Protests around the world this weekend and the following
ACTION PROTESTS AROUND THE WORLD RESPOND TO ASSAULT ON PALESTINE

More information:
http://inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/action-protests-around-the-world-respond-to-assault-on-palestine/

Don’t forget the suffering of animals caught up in this shocking massacre.
Please give a thought to the animal’s killed or harmed on both sides of the border.

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Palestinians walk past a donkey, still alive, as he lays wounded on a debris-filled road in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Link to source of image:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/26/gaza-destruction-photos_n_5623908.html

War as practiced by humans is unknown among other animals. But we drag them into all our wars regardless – either actively as conscripts, or just by destroying them and their homes with barely a passing thought.

Reports of animals caught up in the current war between Israel and the Gaza Palestinians are few and far between, but three particular stories did surface this week:

Read More:
http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/07/in-israel-gaza-war-animals-pay-price/#sthash.GLPrzlN3.dpuf

Related Information

Never Ask Me About Peace Again

August 07, 2014 “ICH” – “Al-Monitor.” – Tears flowed until my body ran dry of them when I received a telephone call on Aug. 3, informing me that my family had been targeted by two F-16 missiles in the city of Rafah. Such was the fate of our family in a war that still continues, with every family in the Gaza Strip receiving its share of sorrow and pain.

Read More:
http://inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/never-ask-me-about-peace-again-2/

Gaza protests: tens of thousands gather in London to call for end to conflict
Pro-Palestine groups hold march in hopes of raising more than £4.5m to help victims of attacks on Gaza:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/09/gaza-protest-march-london-raise-funds-victims-conflict-israel-palestine

Hospital attack as three day truce ends
http://news.sky.com/story/1315105/israel-denies-targeting-hospitals-in-gaza-strip