Friday, December 11, 2009

Tell President Obama to demand that Israel free Bil’in nonviolent leader Abdallah Abu Rahmah

On December 10, 2009 at 2 AM, the Israeli military surrounded the Ramallah home of Abdallah Abu Rahmah, a high school teacher and the Coordinator of Bil’in’s Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, and arrested him. Abu Rahmah is among the leaders of the West Bank village of Bil’in’s nearly five-year nonviolent struggle of protests, lawsuits and boycotts aiming to save the village’s land from Israel’s wall and expanding settlements. Abdallah Abu Rahmah joins Mohammed Othman from the village of Jayyous, Adeeb Abu Rahmah from Bil’in and many other Palestinians who are currently jailed by Israel for working for justice. Tell President Obama to demand that Israel free Bil’in nonviolent leader Abdullah Abu Rahmah! Click here to send a letter through US Campaign member group Jewish Voice for Peace (your letter will be cc'ed to the American Consulate in East Jerusalem). Click here to read more about the case of Abu Rahmah through US Campaign member group Adalah-NY. You can also send a message to the White House and the State department via Twitter using Adalah's Twitter link, or write your own and send it to @Dipnote and @WhiteHouse Click here for an update on the case of Mohammad Othman, who is also in Israeli jail due to his nonviolent resistance and his advocacy for BDS.