ISM Media Office | 10.05.2003 19:26
Saturday, May 10, 2003
For Immediate Release
3 INTERNATIONALS TAKEN INTO IDF CUSTODY IN TULKAREM
[Beit Sahour, Occupied Palestine] At approximately 6:00 PM, May 10,
2003, Radika, a US citizen, Charlotte, a UK citizen, and Osama, a
Palestinian coordinator working with the ISM, were detained by
Israeli forces near Tulkarem in the West Bank.
Details on their apprehension are sketchy at this point. At this time
we do not know where they are being held or if they will be deported.
These are the latest apprehensions in a plan by the Israeli army to
remove ISM from the West Bank and Gaza.
On Friday, May 9, 2003, Israeli forces raided the offices of the ISM
and the nearby Rapprochement Center in Beit Sahour. Three women were
taken into into custody, all of the center's computers were
confiscated and other equipment was damaged. Two of the women have
been released. Flo, a US citizen, remains in custody. She has been
told that she will be deported.
On Thursday evening, May 8, 2003, two British Internationals were
detained at Erez border crossing at the entrance to the Gaza strip.
The Internationals are Nick and Alice. Both are being held in a
settlement in the Gaza Strip. They have been told that they are being
Please call government officials to protest the illegal detentions
For UK, Please call THE FOREIGN OFFICE 020 7008 1500, Also Contact
your MP and Prime Minister
For Israel Contact Israeli Minister of Interior, Tel: +972-2-629-
4701; Fax: +972-2-629-4750
Israeli Foreign Minister, Silvan Shalom Fax: +972-2-5303704 e-mail:
Defense Minister, Shaul Mofaz Fax: +972-3-6916940, 6976990 e-mail:
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon fax: (+972-2) 566-4838 or 651-3955 or
For more information Please call:
George 054-351339 or Ghassan 052-595319
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