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France/Israel/Palestine: Campaign to free Salah Hamouri continues to grow in France

October 10, 2017

The campaign for the release of imprisoned French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender Salah Hamouri has continued to expand. Elsa Lefort, Hamouri’s wife and the spokesperson for his support committee, has continued to speak at events and actions across the country as well as meeting with French diplomatic officials to push for meaningful French action to demand Hamouri’s release. He is currently held without charge or trial under a six-month administrative detention order after he was seized from his home near Jerusalem by Israeli occupation forces, who invaded his house in an armed pre-dawn raid.

Hamouri is a field researcher for Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and a newly graduated lawyer who passed the Palestinian bar examination only three days before he was seized by Israeli occupation forces on 23 August. He is a Jerusalemite Palestinian and former political prisoner who was jailed for nearly seven years before being released in the Wafa al-Ahrar prisoner exchange and has been an international spokesperson on the issue of Palestinian prisoners.

Elsa Lefort, Jean-Claude Lefort and Maitre Berenger Tourne, Hamouri’s French lawyer, met on 9 October with a diplomatic advisor to French president Emmanuel Macron, pushing for meaningful action to free Hamouri from administrative detention, where he is held on secret evidence without charge or trial on an indefinitely renewable term.

“As with every French citizen, Salam Hamouri must be able to benefit from the protection and support that the French State grants to its citizens and residents. Beyond consular protection, the French Republic must also take a position in this case against the arbitrary detention of Salah Hamouri and the harassment to which he and his family are subjected,” said the Support Committee.



http://orientxxi.info/magazine/les-detentions-administratives-un-guantanamo-israelien,2039 (FRANCAIS)

http://lepeuplebreton.bzh/2017/10/09/salah-hamouri-bonne-nouvelle/ (FRANCAIS)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salah_Hamouri (FRANCAIS)

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📢 Demain soir, à Ville de Gennevilliers, meeting de soutien à Salah Hamouri, en présence d’ Elsa Lefort, porte parole du comité de soutien.

(Liberté pour Salah Hamouri Facebook)


France/Israel/Palestine: Appel pour la libération de Salah Hamouri, avocat Franco-Palestinien

le 9 octobre, 2017

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(Liberté pour Salah Hamouri Facebook)

Pour signer  http://libertepoursalah.fr










https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salah_Hamouri (ENGLISH)

http://en.abna24.com/news/middle-east/israel-arrest-14-palestinians-every-night_860137.html (ENGLISH)

https://www.change.org/p/emmanuel-macron-demand-the-immediate-release-of-human-rights-defender-salah-hamouri (PETITION IN ENGLISH)

http://brecha.com.uy/cronica-del-ensanamiento-salah-hamouri/ (ESPANOL)

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Soirée de Solidarité avec Salah Hamouri

le 10 octobre, 2017 à 19h30

Salle Le Royal, 13 avenue Anatole France, 94600 Choisy-le-Roi

Soirée de solidarité avec Salah Hamouri, avocat franco-palestinien arbitrairement détenu en Israël, en vue de consittuer un comité de soutien local.

🎬 Projection du documentaire “L’affaire Salah Hamouri” suivie d’un débat avec :
➡ Nadir Dendoune, réalisateur du documentaire “l’affaire Salah Hamouri”
➡ Elsa Lefort, femme de Salah Hamouri et porte parole de son comité de soutien.

Soirée à l’initiative de l’Association Solidarité Choisy Palestine, avec le soutien de la LDH Choisy-Orly-Thiais, du PCF Choisy, de la FI Choisy, et de l’UL CGT Choisy.

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France/Israel/Palestine: Administrative detention ‘worst of all possible worlds’

October 3, 2017

At first glance, a legislator, a circus performer and an NGO worker might not appear to have much in common. But all three Palestinians are former or current political prisoners who have been subjected to an obscure legal procedure called administrative detention, which allows Israel to imprison people without charge or trial for an indefinite amount of time.

Israeli authorities have been using this procedure for more than half a century, basing it on secret evidence. The Palestinian Prisoners Society, a detainee support group, noted a sharp rise in administrative detentions in August, with more Palestinians held without trial than during any other month this year. The rise, to 84 detentions, came amid increased tensions in the occupied West Bank after the stabbing of three Israeli settlers by a Palestinian on July 21.

As of September, there were 449 administrative detainees being held in prisons inside Israel, almost all of them Palestinian, according to data provided to rights group Hamoked by the Israel Prison Service.

“Administrative detention is the worst of all possible worlds because all the evidence is secret,” Sari Bashi, the Israel/Palestine advocacy director at Human Rights Watch, told Al Jazeera. “We would expect administrative detention to be the rarest as opposed to being standard practice. There are about 500 people in administrative detention. That’s not an exceptional number.”

Human rights activist Salah Hamouri, a Palestinian-French dual citizen, was among those arrested in August in a predawn raid at his home in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Kufr Aqab. No reason was given for the arrest, his family said.

Hamouri, 32, was previously released in the 2011 Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal between Hamas and Israel, after spending seven years in prison. The deal was also backed by France. Israel alleged that Hamouri was part of a plot hatched by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) to assassinate Ovadia Yosef, the founder of the ultraorthodox Shas party, who routinely incited against Palestinians.

Hamouri was taken to al-Muskubyeh (the so-called Russian Compound) interrogation centre in Jerusalem, where he was held for several days without access to a lawyer. He was later told he was in violation of his parole and that he would have to serve out the remainder of his sentence from 2005, which was three months.




http://www.bienpublic.com/edition-dijon-ville/2017/09/27/dijon-une-trentaine-de-personnes-demandent-la-liberation-de-salah-hamouri-detenu-en-israel (FRANCAIS)

http://www.letelegramme.fr/finistere/morlaix/liberte-pour-salah-un-rassemblement-demain-04-10-2017-11688752.php?share_auth=3c91de1e729a3f8de598f85e4fe94ab1#QUljtAzFDweesIFu.01 (FRANCAIS)

http://www.france24.com/fr/20171005-israel-territoires-palestiniens-france-prisonniers-salah-hamouri-jerusalem-emmanuel-macron?ref=fb_i (FRANCAIS)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salah_Hamouri (FRANCAIS)

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France/Israel/Palestine: Rassemblement de soutien à Salah Hamouri, mercredi, à 19h, à Saint-Denis

le 3 octobre, 2017

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(Liberté pour Salah Hamouri Facebook)









https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salah_Hamouri (ENGLISH)

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France/Israel/Palestine: LIBEREZ SALAH HAMOURI!

le 24 septembre, 2017

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(Libérez notre confrère Facebook)








https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salah_Hamouri (ENGLISH)

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Libérez Salah Hamouri: vendredi 29 à Montreuil, à 20h

rue Barbès, 93100 Montreauil

(Liberté pour Salah Hamouri Facebook)

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Israel/Palestine/France: “On m’a taxé d’antisémite parce que je soutiens mon confrère Salah Hamouri emprisonné en Israël”, Alexandre Braud, avocat au barreau de Béthune

le 19 septembre, 2017

Alexandre Braud est avocat au barreau de Béthune, dans le Pas-de-Calais (62). Quand il a appris qu’un de ses confrères, Salah Hamouri, avait été arrêté en Israël le 23 août dernier, puis jeté en prison (voir nos éditions), il a tout de suite interpellé son syndicat mais aussi ses collègues, comme il l’aurait fait pour “n’importe quel autre avocat détenu dans le monde”. Il ne s’attendait pas à de telles réactions… 

LCDL : Êtes-vous militant de la cause palestinienne  ?

Alexandre Braud : Pas spécialement. Comme beaucoup, je m’intéresse à ce qu’il se passe au Proche-Orient mais je ne me considère pas comme un militant de la cause palestinienne. Je sais que l’Etat d’Israël ne respecte pas le droit international. Que les Nations unies condamnent sans cesse, en vain, la colonisation et l’occupation de la Cisjordanie.

Quelle a été votre première réaction quand vous avez appris l’arrestation de votre confrère Salah Hamouri  ?

Je me suis d’abord renseigné sur qui était ce jeune homme. De nombreux articles racontaient en détail l’histoire de ce Franco-Palestinien de 32 ans. J’ai vu qu’il avait déjà été arrêté entre 2005 et 2011. J’ai très vite compris qu’il avait été jeté de nouveau en prison injustement, simplement parce qu’il défendait ses positions politiques. Parce qu’il dénonce l’Occupation.









http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=779149 (ENGLISH)

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170919-amnesty-slams-israels-detention-without-trial-of-french-palestinian-activist/ (ENGLISH)

https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=779149 (ENGLISH)

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israels-prisons-wont-break-us-says-jailed-palestinian-french-activist (ENGLISH)

Israel/Palestine/France: Macron must act, says wife of French citizen Salah Hamouri held by Israel

September 6, 2017

An Israeli judge reduced the amount of time Palestinian-French citizen Salah Hamouri is to be held without charge or trial.

But lawyers say this provides little comfort, since the Israeli military can indefinitely renew administrative detention orders – a relic of British colonial rule.

Nonetheless, Addameer, the prisoners rights group where he works, said it believes that the decision “comes in response to the international pressure and campaigns calling for the immediate release of Hamouri.”

Technically, the Israeli judge rescinded a six-month administrative detention order issued against Hamouri last week and reinstated the remaining three months of a previous sentence he did not complete because he was released as part of a prisoner exchange in 2011, before that sentence was due to expire.

Bad faith

Addameer called the reinstatement “an attempt at legitimizing Hamouri’s detainment.” But Israeli military prosecutors are expected to challenge the decision, likely seeking to impose the longer administrative detention.

The reinstatement also represents yet another instance of Israel’s bad faith. Occupation authorities have rearrested dozens of Palestinians released in the 2011 exchange.

Under a military order issued by Israel, former detainees can have their sentences reinstated by a military committee on the basis of “evidence” kept secret from the detainee and their lawyer.

Hamouri is well-known in France, where lawmakers and solidarity campaigners have demanded that the French government act to secure his release.




https://www.fidh.org/fr/themes/defenseurs-des-droits-humains/israel-territoires-palestiniens-occupes-arrestation-arbitraire-et-du (FRANCAIS)

https://www.fumigene.org/2017/09/10/le-calvaire-du-franco-palestinien-salah-hamouri-continue/ (FRANCAIS)

http://libereznotreconfrere.com/ (FRANCAIS)

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