Campaign for the Release of Ahmed Abu Hashem and His Sons

28 May 2012

Ahmed Abu Hashem (46 years old), a member of the Beit Ommar Popular Committee, was arrested on May 12th, 2012 from the weekly peaceful demonstration in Beit Ommar against settlements, next to Karmei Tsur settlement. Ahmed is the father of eight children, and is the only source of income for his family. Ahmed has a piece of land, about 3 dunams (3000 square meters), adjacent to Karmei Tsur settlement. The settlement is illegal according to international law under the 4th Geneva Convention. The Palestinian land near the settlement has been planted, uprooted and cut by settlers, and replanted again many times. It is a constant effort for Palestinians to keep their own land. Ahmed, who was arrested while trying to defend his land, has been arrested several times in the last few years. He has spent about four and a half years total in Israeli jails. His sons have also been arrested several times since they were children. Yousef (19 years old) was released on April 4th, 2012, after spending about six months in jail. Emad (22 years old), who is married with two infant children, was arrested on April 17th and is still in detention, along with their 15 year-old brother Muhammad, who was taken during a night raid on April 23rd.

The main goal of this campaign is the release of Ahmed Abu Hashem and his sons, as well as all Palestinian prisoners in general. About 300 people from Beit Ommar are currently in Israeli jails. There have been 84 arrests from Beit Ommar so far this year in 2012. 56 of those arrested are under 21, and 37 of them are under 18. Names, ages and dates of the arrests can be found below. Palestine Solidarity Project is doing everything it can to support those arrested by paying for their bails and legal fees, but we need your support. The best way to support this campaign is to donate to PSP, and to spread word of this campaign as widely as possible: facebook, twitter, blogs, newspapers, etc.

Donations to our legal defense fund can be made in two ways:

Donate via Paypal at: palestinesolidarityproject.org/donate

Or, from the United States or Canada, you can mail a check or money order, made out to “PSP-NY” to:
PSP-NY
P.O. Box 24281
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Documentation from the lawyers can be made available upon request.

Palestinians, especially young Palestinians, are putting themselves and their liberty on the line to defend their land and confront the occupation. It is our duty as internationals to provide support wherever we can to reinforce and maintain human rights.

Please give what you can today. You can also become a PSP sustainer at palestinesolidarityproject.org/donate. Join us in showing a commitment to Palestinian freedom and popular struggle by demonstrating that we won’t let Palestine’s sons languish in occupation prisons. For further information, contact Mousa Abu Maria (mousamarya@gmail.com) or Younes Arar (younesarar@gmail.com).

January 2012
1. Muhammad Jamal Alqam – 17 – Jan. 2, 2012
2. Moath Jamal Alqam – 16 – Jan. 2
3. Ibrahim Yousef Sabarna – 22 – Jan. 2
4. Hamza Noaf Sabarna – 23 – Jan. 3
5. Khadr Fathi Sabarna – 18 – Jan. 3
6. Mohammad Shokat Alqam – 23 – Jan. 3
7. Raid Mahmoud Sabarna – 28 – Jan. 8
8. Yousef Mahmoud Al Alamy – 23 – Jan. 8
9. Ahmad Yousef Sabarna – 23 – Jan. 9
10. Safwat Sameer Ikhlayl – 22 – Jan. 11
11. Hasan Shaheda Salaby – 20 – Jan. 11
12. Muhammad Haitham Salaby – 21 – Jan. 11
13. Firas Ibrahim Abu Maria – 20 – Jan. 21
14. Mamdoh Basem Alamy – 18 – Jan. 18
15. Yousef Ahmad Alamy – 17 – Jan. 20
16. Azmy Muhammad Ikhlayl – 16 – Jan. 21
17. Ameer Shokat Alqam – 16 – Jan. 21
18. Nasr Fathi Ikhlayl – 22 – Jan. 29
19. Montasr Fathi Ikhlayl – 18 – Jan. 29
20. Muhammad Nasr Al Alamy – 22 – Jan. 29
21. Hamza Muhammad Awad – 15 – Jan. 30
22. Moath Jamal Alqam – 18 – Jan. 30
23. Moayed Jowad Bahr – 18 – Jan. 30

February 2012
1. Muhammad Basem Al Alamy – 23 – Feb. ???
2. Nadeem Rasm Ikhlayl – 26 – Feb. 8
3. Rafat Muhammad Al Alamy – 24 – Feb. 8
4. Yousef Abdel Hamid Abu Maria – 38 – Feb. 11
5. Saqr Sadeq Abu Maria – 42 – Feb. 11
6. Ayesh Abdel Nasr Ikhlayl – 18 – Feb. 12
7. Ahmad Mahmoud Za’aqiq – 15 – Feb. 12
8. Ehab Muhammad Abu Fanoos – 15 – Feb. 12
9. Muhammad Ahmad Abu Hashem – 15 – Feb. 21
10. Muhab Sameer Abu Maria – 16 – Feb. 21
11. Muhammad Jameel Abu Maria – 16 – Feb. 21

March 2012
1. Naseem Khadr Al Alamy – 32 – Mar. 1
2. Hasan Saadi Al Alamy – 22 – Mar. 1
3. Malek Saadi Al Alamy – 23 – Mar. 1
4. Yousef Ibrahim Al Alamy – 36 – Mar. 1
5. Malek Mahmoud Al Alamy – 20 – Mar. 1
6. Abdel Aziz Al Hindi – 38 – Mar. 2
7. Ayesh Khalid Awad – 16 – Mar. 5
8. Mataz Khaled Awad – 18 – Mar. 5
9. Basel Khaled Abu Maria – 16 – Mar. 5
10. Ahmad Mahmoud Al Salaby – 16 – Mar. 7
11. Bilal Mahmoud Awad – 16 – Mar. 7
12. Muhammad Jawdat Ali – 14 – Mar. 7
13. Zain Hashem Abu Maria – 15 – Mar. 12
14. Sami Amer Abu Juda – 15 – Mar. 12
15. Sa’id Emad Salaby – 16 – Mar. 12
16. Omar Shokat Alqam – 16 – Mar. 12
17. Ismail Issa Salaby – 24 – Mar. 23

April 2012
1. Hossein Ramzy Al Alamy – 14 – April 1
2. Muhammad Ali Awad – 14 – April 2
3. Yousef Muhammad Awad – 17 – Apr. 2
4. Muhammad Mahmoud Awad – 20 – Apr. 2
5. Muhannad Zuhair Al Alamy – 14 – Apr. 2
6. Hamza Nasr Abu Maria – 17 – Apr. 11
7. Emad Ahmad Abu Hashem – 22 – Apr. 16
8. Muhammad Yasr Al Khatib – 18 – Apr. 16
9. Jihad Yousef Alqam – 17 – Apr. 20
10. Fady Muhammad Abu Fanoos – 16 – Apr. 20
11. Qasem Ahmad Abu Maria – 16 – Apr. 20
12. Ismail Ghalib Awad – 20 – Apr. 20
13. Alaa Mousa Za’aqiq – 23 – Apr. 20
14. Ahmad Abdel Jibar – 15 – Apr. 20
15. Tariq Jamal Abu Maria – 17 – Apr. 23
16. Badran Jalal Abu Ayesh – 16 – Apr. 23
17. Nabeel Mahmoud Al Alamy – 21 – Apr. 24
18. Muhammad Yousef Al Sabarna – 18 – Apr. 24

May 2012
1. Hamza Shahda Sabarna – 18 – May 2
2. Khaled Abdel Qadr Ikhlayl – 20 – May 2
3. Hamza Muhammad Abu Maria – 18 – May 3
4. Khalil Hamad Al Alamy – 15 – May 5
5. Ramzy Nasr Al Alamy – 14 – May 5
6. Yousef Ahmad Bahr – 21 – May 6
7. Ahmad Khalil Abu Hashem – 45 – May 11
8. Muhannad Mershad Awad – 12 – May 21
9. Alaa Yousef Abu Maria – 14 – May 21
10. Jowad Muhammad Za’aqiq – 15 – May 21
11. Alaa Fahmy Za’aqiq – 32 – May 23
12. Hamad Ahmad Abu Maria – 20 – May 23
13. Muhammad Ali Sabarna – 22 – May 23
14. Hossam Sabr Abu Maria – 16 – May 23
15. Muhammad Wajeh Abu Maria – 19 – May 23