Free All Palestinian Child Prisoners – Contact Your MP Now!

Press Release – UFree

Last week, the Prisoner exchange deal made headlines across the world. Of the 7,000 Palestinians detained, 15% were released in exchange for Israeli soldier Shalit. However, no children were released as part of the deal. UNICEF has called for the …
Last week, the Prisoner exchange deal made headlines across the world. Of the 7,000 Palestinians detained, 15% were released in exchange for Israeli soldier Shalit. However, no children were released as part of the deal. UNICEF has called for the release of the 164 children detained by Israel, whose imprisonment is contrary to the 4th Geneva Convention, according to the President of the European Parliament’s Palestine Delegation.

Take action – Ask your MP (Member of British Parliament) to sign EDM 2274 UFree are supporting the Early Day Motion 2274, tabled by Richard Burden MP entitled ‘Prisoner exchange and Palestinian Child Prisoners’.

What you can do:

Find your MP – just enter your postcode on: http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/ Ask them to sign –EDM 2274 ( http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/2274 ) The Israeli embassy in your country http://www.worldembassyinformation.com/israel-embassy/index.html

Forward any replies you receive to campaigns@ufree-p.net

Dear _________,

As your constituent, I would like to ask you to sign EDM 2274 ‘Prisoner echange and Palestinian Child Prisoners’.

Kind Regards,

Text for EDM 2274 That this House welcomes the prisoner exchange which has led to the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and 477 Palestinian prisoners with a further 550 to be released in the next two months; notes, however, that the list of prisoners released in the first stage on 18 October 2011 does not include any children; further notes that according to figures released by the Israeli Prison Service and Defence of Children International-Palestine, at the end of September 2011 there were 164 Palestinian children (12 to 17 years) detained by Israel, including 35 between the ages of 12and 15 years; and that Israel’s treatment of Palestinian child prisoners has raised serious concerns under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; and therefore calls on the Government and the international community to support the appeal by UNICEF for the Israeli government to release all Palestinian child detainees so that they can be reunited with their families. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/2274

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Read more about this topic:

http://www.dci-palestine.org/ http://www.btselem.org/publications/summaries/2011-no-minor-matter UFree Network | Media Centre media@ufree-p.net www.UFree-p.net

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