|1. Send a card to Ahmad!|
2. The growing attack on Palestinian students
1. Send a card to Ahmad!
The campaign to free Ahmad Manasra is gathering momentum!
More than 110,000 people have signed the petition calling for his release.
Now we are asking you to let Ahmad know he’s not alone by sending him a card.
Let the Israeli authorities know that the whole world is watching, by sending them email cards protesting Ahmad’s continued imprisonment.
All the details needed can be found below.
Join the call made by Ahmad’s mother in this brief video:
‘May God protect him and return him to my embrace’.
Ahmad was arrested when he was 13. He suffered a serious head injury at the time of his violent arrest and was then subjected to a brutal interrogation. Accused of attempted murder in a trial that contravened legal norms, Ahmad was sentenced to nine and a half years in an Israeli prison. In the ensuing seven years he has been subjected to severe ill-treatment, including extended periods of solitary confinement. His mental health has suffered as a result and he is not receiving appropriate psychiatric care. He is now in solitary confinement again, still in an Israeli jail.
Send a bright, colourful personal card/postcard direct to Ahmad with a message of goodwill. His current address is:
Ahmad Saleh Mahanieh Manasra, c/o Eshel Prison, POB 59, Be’er Sheva, Israel.
For example: “Hello, Ahmad. We know what is happening to you, you are in our thoughts and we send you our love”.
Here it is in Arabic, you can print it out to stick it in your card:مرحبا احمد نعلم ما يحدث لك ، وأنت في قلوبنا ونرسل لك حبنا.Then please email the Israeli authorities, calling for his release. The names and email addresses of the people to write to are below. If you wish, you can copy and paste one of the ecards in your message. It is not possible to write directly on the cards. However, they provide a graphic to accompany your message.
The Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs
Meir Cohen – The Minister of Welfare and Social Affairs
Address: P.O.B 915, 2 Kaplan St., 9100801 Jerusalem
E-Mail : email@example.com
The Ministry of Justice
Gideon Sa’ar – The Minister of Justice
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ministry of Health
Nitsan Horovitz – The Minister of Health
Address : 39 Yermeyaho St., Jerusalem.
Postal address: P.O.B 1176, Jerusalem.
Zip Code: 9101002
E-Mail : email@example.com
Please also contact your MP and ask them to take up Ahmad’s case.
2. The Growing Attack on Palestinian Students
Webinar on Thursday 14 April:
This event is part of The Friends of Birzeit University Education, Occupation and Liberation programme co-hosted with the University and College Union. The series of lectures and seminars brings together Palestinian, UK and international scholars, students and practitioners to explore the challenges facing Palestinian education and its role in creating a free and flourishing Palestine. This important event features Aleisha Ebrahimi, Milena Ansari and Carmel Kishek.