URGENT! Montreal Activist Detained By Israeli Occupation Forces In West Bank

The international activists were rounded up at early in the morning on
August 5th 2003 and taken to the Ariel police station near Naulus where
they are currently being held without charges.

ISM-Montreal has spoken with Delgado & other activists currently being
detained. ISM Montreal is asking Canadians to pressure the Canadian
Department of Foreign Affairs.

We are demanding that Canada uphold it's official diplomatic position of
non-recognition of the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian
territory, and vigorously protest to the Israeli government their
detention of a Canadian national, and demand her immediate and
unconditional release.

Those being held are also demanding an end to the ongoing harassment
campaign by Israeli security forces against local and international
activists resisting the occupation. The illegality and immorality of the
detention of these activists - along with the continued imprisonment of
over 6000 Palestinian political prisoners - is further underscored by the
illegality and immorality of the occupation of Palestinian territories.
While the Israeli state is likely planning to deport the international
activists, ISM Montreal stands with international law which states that
Israeli has no legal authority to determine who does and does not enter
the Palestinian territories.

For more information on the details of the action and what you can do to
help, please see the ISM Palestine release included below.

Contact the International Solidarity Movement of Montreal at: 514.583.4890

----> URGENT ACTION ALERT

Urgent Action Requested:
Demand Canada:

1) Uphold Canada's official diplomatic position of non-recognition of the
illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.
2) Protest the Israeli governments detention of a Canadian national /
Soledad Delgado.
3) Demand of the Israeli government her immediate and unconditional
release.

Pressure the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAIT) at:
613-944-6788, or toll free (from within Canada only) at 1-800-267-6788.

Pressure the Canadian government Embassy in Tel Aviv
(www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/telaviv)
Telephone : +011-972-3-636-3300
Fax : +011-972-3-636-3383
E-mail : taviv@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

The Israeli Embassy in Canada:
50 O'Connor Street,
Suite 1005,
Ottawa Ontario
KlP 6L2
Tel: (613)567-6450
Fax: (613)237-8865
E-mail: embisrott@cyberus.ca

Please cc your emails to montreal@ismcanada.org

----> PROTEST ILLEGAL DETENTION OF ISM ACTIVISTS IN ISRAEL CALL:

1) The Ariel police station: 011 972 3 906 5444 or 011 972 3 906 530

2) Israeli Minister of Interior, Tel: 011 972 2 629 4701; Fax:
011 972-2-629-4750

3) Israeli Foreign Minister, Silvan Shalom Fax: +972 2 5303704 e-mail:
sar@mofa.gov.il

4) Defense Minister, Shaul Mofaz Fax: +972 3 6916940, 6976990 e-mail: :
sar@mod.gov.il

5) Prime Minister Ariel Sharon fax: 972 2 566-4838 or 651-3955 or 651-2631

Contact the Israeli Embassy in your country:
http://www.embassyworld.com/embassy/israel1.htm

---> BACKGROUND:

Peace Activists Threatened by the Israeli Military
Tuesday, August 5, 2003, Mas'ha, Occupied Palestine

Bulldozers destroying land in preparation for the Apartheid Wall are now
less than 10 meters away from the threatened house in Mas¹ha. Over 30
peace activists are maintaining a round-the-clock vigil at the home in
order to block its imminent destruction.

Two Israeli activists were detained and removed from the site Monday,
August 4 and spent several hours in the Ariel police station before being
released.

Now, army security and security personnel have threatened to remove and/or
peace activists before work resumes at 7:30 a.m.

Activists have pledged not to leave the site and are planning to block the
bulldozers from demolishing the property or continuing construction on the
Apartheid Wall.

If construction of the wall is completed as planned, the A'amer family
will be imprisoned on less than 100 square meters of land between the Wall
and the Elkana settlement fence.

Activists are demanding:

* A written guarantee from the Israeli Defense Ministry that the A¹amer
family house will not be cut off from the village
* Immediate repair of all damage already done to the house
* An end to construction of the wall and dismantling of all parts already
constructed
* Repair and compensation for all damages already caused to the house
* Return of all land confiscated due to construction of theWall
* Dismantling of the settlements
* End to the Occupation

For more information contact:

ISM Media Office: 011 972 2 277 4602