Passengers transferred to prison next to Ramle for illegal immigrants. The irony of it all. They will be tried for entering Israel illegally
Adam Qvist and Adam Shapiro taken away in a truck for deportation. Mairead forcibly removed from rest of group in handcuffs. All isolated.
Two released, 19 still imprisoned. Keep up the phone calls, emails, anger at what has happened. Remember 11,000 Palestinians also imprisoned
Please call the numbers below and demand that Israel free these 19 innocent people, as well as the over 11,000 Palestinian political prisoners currently held in Israeli jails. They all need your help.
CONTACT the Israeli Ministry of Justice
tel: 00972 2646 6666 or 00972 2646 6340
fax: 00972 2646 6357
CONTACT the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
tel: 00972 2530 3155 or 00972 2530 3111
fax: 00972 2530 3367
CONTACT Mark Regev in the Prime Minister's office at:
tel: 00972 2670 5354 or 00972 5 0620 3264
CONTACT the International Committee of the Red Cross to ask for their assistance in establishing the well-being of the kidnapped human rights workers and help in securing their immediate release
Red Cross Israel
tel: 00972 3524 5286
fax: 00972 3527 0370
Red Cross Switzerland:
tel: 0041 22 730 3443
fax: 0041 22 734 8280
Red Cross USA:
tel: 001 212 599 6021
fax: 001 212 599 6009
And what of the charge - entering Israeli waters?
The clear inference of the charge against the 'criminals' trying to take medicine, toys, olive trees and some cement to a desperate population, is that the occupier's of Palestine also lay claim to Gaza's territorial waters - part of its ongoing campaign aimed at securing the large natural gas reserves off the Gazan coast.