Friday, September 03, 2010

Action Alert: Stop Israel's Abuse of Palestinian Children

September 2, 2010 Al-Awda    

According to the Palestine Section of Defense for Children
International, each year, about 700 Palestinian children from the
West Bank are prosecuted in Israeli military courts. Out of 100
sworn affidavits collected by lawyers in 2009, 69% of the children
were beaten and kicked, 49% were threatened, 14% were held in
solitary confinement, 12% were threatened with sexual assault,
including rape, and 32% were forced to sign confessions written in
Hebrew, a language they do not understand. Israel's treatment of
detained Palestinian children is considered to be torture by the
United Nations under international law.

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition calls on all its
members, supporters and people of conscience to contact the White
House to demand that the Obama administration direct the Israeli
leadership, currently in Washington DC, to immediately release and
end the systematic and institutionalized abuse of all Palestinian
children in Israeli prisons in accordance with international law.
The US government, which supports Israel to the tune of billions
of taxpayer dollars a year while most ordinary Americans are
suffering in a very bad economy, is bound by its laws to cut off
all aid to Israel until it ends all of its violations of human
rights and basic freedoms in a verifiable manner.

To contact the White House, please use the online form at

Alternatively write to:

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Phone : 202-456-1414
Fax: 202-456-2461

Letters in the US may be faxed online via:

To contact your Representatives and Senators, go to:

House members can be reached through the Capitol switchboard toll
free at:

Please cc your correspondence to
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA
Tel: 760-918-9441
Fax: 760-918-9442

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition (PRRC) is the
largest network of grassroots activists and students dedicated to
education and advocacy for the restoration of Palestinian human,
national, legal, political and historical rights in full with
particular emphasis on the right of Palestinians to return to
their homes and lands of origin from which they have been
dispossessed since 1948. PRRC is a not for profit tax-exempt
educational and charitable 501(c)(3) organization as defined by
the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States of
America. Under IRS guidelines, your donations to PRRC are
tax-deductible. To donate, go to and follow the instructions. To
become a member, go to

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