Over the next few days over 50 masked Israeli soldiers 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 where they were violently tortured and locked up in solitary confinement for up to 2 weeks in windowless 1m by 2m cells with no mattress. To coerce confessions from the boys sexual threats were made against the female members of their families.
The next court hearing is on 25th July. 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 25+ years - five young lives ruined with no evidence of a crime let alone their guilt.
Please join us on Monday 22nd July (3 days before their next hearing) to demand the immediate and unconditional release of all the children and to hold G4S to account for its complicity in Israel's crimes, particularly in the torture of Palestinian children.
Monday 22nd July 2013
5-6:30pm @ G4S HQ
105 Victoria Street,
London SW1E 6QT
Closest tube station : Victoria
Hares Boys website: http://haresboys.wordpress.com/
Video where parents of Ali Shamlawi describe the torture their son endured leading to his forced confession: http://youtu.be/MANc8H2Mk2U
Palestinian Prisoners Campaign homepage: http://www.inminds.com/caged
Live updates during protest
We will, inshAllah, be tweeting live (hash tag #FreeHaresBoys ) from the protest 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.
Palestinian Prisoners Campaign
The Palestinian Prisoners Campaign aims to raise awareness for the plight of Palestinian prisoners and build solidarity for their struggle and work towards their freedom. The campaign was launched by Innovative Minds (inminds.com) and the Islamic Human Rights Commission (ihrc.org) on the occasion of Al Quds Day 2012 (on 17th August 2012), since then we have held actions every fortnight in support of Palestinian prisoners, if you can spare two hours twice a month then please join the campaign by coming to the next action.