Irish Friends of Palestine member John Mallon has been in touch with family today asking a message be delivered to us. We were informed that the Irish Prisoners are not co-operating with Israeli authorities and because of continued harassment some are now being punished accordingly.
In a phone call today John said that the Israeli authorities had already completed searches of all the prisoners. Then they approached John again at which point he was told to submit to yet another full search. He refused to cooperate in this farce and was immediately placed in handcuffs and shackles.
We do not know how he is physically but he remains in excellent spirits. He says that the hostages will not be intimidated by their kidnappers and they will continue to demand their civil rights and their release from the illegal kidnapping.
The Political Prisoners ask that you contact the Irish Foreign Minister and demand that he ensure the immediate release of the kidnapped hostages and to afford them proper treatment until they are returned to Irish soil.
PLEASE SEND YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MFA:
Eamon Gilmore TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs: 00 353 1 478 082
Israeli Ambassador: 00 353 1 230 9400
A Reminder of what kind of rogue state we are dealing with, from our good friends over at If Americans Knew:
Isarel has more than 62 UN resolutions passed against it, which, it ignores. Palestine has none! Aside from the core issues—refugees, Jerusalem, borders—the major themes reflected in the U.N. resolutions against Israel over the years are its unlawful attacks on its neighbors; its violations of the human rights of the Palestinians, including deportations, demolitions of homes and other collective punishments; its confiscation of Palestinian land; its establishment of illegal settlements; and its refusal to abide by the U.N. Charter and the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Full list of 62 resolutions against Israel up to 1992 can be seen HERE