GLOBAL SOLIDARITY WITH THE HARES BOYS

Inminds announced co-ordinated joint protests and events across several countries around the world all in solidarity with the Hares Boys – five Palestinian children tortured and caged in a G4S secured Israeli prison facing life sentence for a crime that never happened! Activists in Argentina, Chile, France, UK and Uruguay will unite and be the voice of the 5 Palestinian children who have already been languishing in an Israeli dungeon for over 6 moths without a trial.

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BACKGROUND

On 14th March 2013 in what appears to have been a car accident when a illegal Israeli settler car crashed in to the back of an Israeli truck which had stopped to change a flat tire resulting in four people being hurt, was later at the behest of angry settlers presented as an attack by Palestinian stone throwing youth.

The truck drivers earlier testimony that he had stopped due to a flat tire was replaced with the new reason being that he had seen stones by the road, and an accident that nobody saw suddenly became a terror attack with 61 witnesses including the police!

Over the next few days over 50 masked Israeli soldiers with attack dogs stormed the local village of Hares in the early hours of the morning and in waves of violent arrests kidnapped the children of the village. In total 19 children were taken to the infamous G4S secured children’s dungeon at Al Jalame and locked up in solitary confinement for up to 2 weeks in filthy windowless 1m by 2m cells with no mattress. The children were violently tortured and sexual threats were made against the female members of their families in order to coerce confessions from the boys.

With the confessions and the new “eye-witness” statements, five of the Hares boys were charged with 25 counts of attempted murder each, even though there were only four people in the car. Apparently the military court had decided that 25 stones were thrown, each with an “intent to kill”. The five boys – Ali Shamlawi, Mohammed Kleib, Mohammed Mehdi Suleiman, Tamer Souf, and Ammar Souf are currently locked up in another G4S secured facility – Megiddo prison where G4S provides the entire central command room.

The military court will hear the case in October. A study conducted by the Israeli NGO ‘No Legal Frontiers’ over a 12 month period concluded that 100% of Palestinian children brought before the military court are convicted. If the five boys are convicted they will be locked up for over 25 years – five young lives ruined with no evidence of a crime let alone their guilt.

We are demanding the immediate and unconditional release of all the children and hold G4S complicit in Israel’s crimes, particularly in the torture of Palestinian children.

GLOBAL SOLIDARITY EVENT – #FreeHaresBoys

The global solidarity event for the Hares Boys will start in Perignan, in Southern France with a protest on Saturday 21st September by our friends in the Collectif paix et justice en Palestine. Then on friday 27th September we will continue with a protest in the UK outside the Lonon headquarters of G4S, and in Cordoba, in Argentina our friends in the Organización de Unión Planetaria will organise an Open Cabildo (peoples assembly) on the plight of the Hares Boys in particular, and all Palestinian prisoners in general. A document will be created from the meeting for the government to push a resolution to censure the Zionist state. Then on Monday 30th October in Uruguay our friends in the Comité Palestina Libre and the facebook community “I am Palestinian I am not a terrorist” will protest outside the Israeli Embassy in Montevideo demanding freedom for the Hares Boys. The details of the protests in Chile (at this stage four are being proposed) will be announces shortly as will details of a possible second protest in Argentina, in Buenos Aires. To show global solidarity for the Hares Boys, all the events will use the same ‘Free the Hares Boys’ leaflets and posters in three different languages. All the events will have live feeds on twitter using the hashtag #FreeHaresBoys.

FRANCE

Date: Sat 21 September 2pm
Location: Place François Arago in Perignan
Organiser: Collectif paix et justice en Palestine
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/436928703095481

UK

Date: Fri 27th September 5pm-7pm
Location: G4S HQ, Southside Building, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT
Organaisers: Innovative Minds (inminds) & Islamic Human Rights Commission (ihrc)
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/579893812074693

ARGENTINA

Date: Fri 27th September 2pm
Cordoba Cabildo, Calle Independencia at Plaza San Martin
Organisers: Organización de Unión Planetaria (O.U.P) Argentina
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/388615354599011/

[ Second protest in Argentina TBC ]

URUGUAY

Date: Mon 30th September 6pm -8pm
Location: Embajada de Israel en Uruguay Bulevar Artigas 1585, Montevideo
Organisers: Comité Palestina Libre & FB community “I am Palestinian I am not a terrorist”
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/274097972715291

CHILE

Details to follow very soon, up to four protest are being proposed

Live updates during protest

We will, inshAllah, be tweeting live (hash tags #FreeHaresBoys ) from the events with live photos being uploaded to our twitter and facebook page. So if you can’t join us on the day, please help us by sharing the photos as they get uploaded.

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