Australian Friends of Gush Katif & Shomron Inc
P.O. Box 653
CONTACT: MOSHE ELKMAN Chairman
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Telephone: (+613) 9528 3395
CALL TO ISRAEL - PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF JEWS
Following the forcible eviction of Jews from the Peace House in Hebron last Thursday (4 December 2008), the Australian Friends of Gush Katif & Shomron Inc (AFOGKAS) will travel to Canberra this Wednesday (10 December 2008) to call on Israel to right this terrible injustice. The way in which the legal rights of these Israeli citizens were trampled upon has drawn stern condemnation in Israel and from around the world. The central issue is that the legal rights of these evictees were patently and blatantly violated in a most aggressive manner and this conduct can neither be condoned, tolerated endorsed or repeated.
AFOGKAS will be delivering to the Israeli Ambassador a letter for the Prime Minister of Israel formally calling upon him to ensure that the legal rights of the evictees are restored forthwith and they be permitted to re-occupy the Peace House immediately.
A short vigil will then be held outside the Israeli Embassy where the theme will be:
Israel - Protect the Rights of Jews NOW!