Appeal for Action
Justice for All..
More than five months have passed since the senseless
murder of our mother, Shaden Saleh Abu-Hijleh, by the Israeli Army (IDF) acting
in the city of
The inconceivable circumstances of our mother’s murder brought about international and local condemnation of the IDF actions against Palestinian innocent civilians in general and her case in particular. The Israeli Government had promised whoever approached them about the case, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations, human rights organizations, journalists and even the United States Government, to conduct a serious investigation. To this date no one received any information about the investigation, and we are not sure if one is actually underway.
We, the family and friends of Shaden Abu-Hijleh, vowed to pursue the case of her murder to try to bring the ones responsible to justice. Many concerned people around the world expressed willingness to help and support our endeavor. Lawyer Hussein Abu-Hussein who represents us on the case addressed a letter to the State of Israel Prime Minister, the Minister of Defense, the Attorney General, the Military Commander, the Military Police, and the Judge Advocate General requesting an official investigation to be carried out and expressing the readiness of a number of witnesses to provide sworn affidavits of what actually happened (a translation of the letter is attached for your information and use).
We believe that the
IDF and the state of
We believe soldiers who commit war crimes should not be immune and should be brought to justice like other criminals.
We call upon you to help us by:
Ø Contacting directly the persons mentioned at the end of the appeal and supporting the family's request for an independent, impartial and transparent investigation and requesting that the ones responsible be promptly brought to justice;
Ø Requesting your Congress/Parliament representatives, local pressure groups to contact the Israeli Ambassadors to your country and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs to condemn the Israeli Army actions against Palestinian innocent civilians, like Shaden Abu-Hijleh and her family and requesting the Israeli Government to respect its own obligations under international laws;
Ø Getting in touch with your local media representatives encouraging them to fairly and objectively cover the stories of Palestinian victims of Israeli violence and to investigate and follow up on the unsubstantiated explanations and unmet promises provided by the Israeli Government Official Spokespersons, particularly in the case of Shaden Abu-Hijleh’s murder.
Help us ensure our mother does not become just another number in the long list of Palestinian victims of the Israeli Occupation.
Let us together make the next Israeli soldier on such a mission hesitate before pulling the trigger and killing another Innocent Palestinian Civilian.
We kindly ask you to spread our appeal by all means possible to you.
Thank you for your support and for standing up for justice.
Lana, Saed, Raed and Rami Abu-Hijleh
Daughter and Sons of Martyr Shaden
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon: Fax: 972-2-670-5475: email@example.com
Prime Minister Spokesman, Mr. ArnonPearlman-Tzadok: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prime Minister Public Relations, Ms Rutti Bait: email@example.com
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Benjamin Netanyahu: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ministry of Defense Spokesperson Mrs. Rachel Naidek-Ashkenazi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Defense Public Relations, Mrs. HadasaKlepfish: email@example.com
Minister of Police, Uzi Landau: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ministry of Police Public Relations, Mr. KobiShiber: firstname.lastname@example.org
IDF Commands: (Fax 972-3-6080339):
IDF Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya’alon
IDF Spokesperson, Brig. Gen Ruth Yarun
IDF GOC Central Command, Moshe Kaplinski
IDF Military Advocate General, Maj. Gen. Dr. Menahem Finkelstein
IDF Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Amos Gilad
Minister of Justice MeirSeetrit: email@example.com
Ministry of Justice spokesman, Mr. Ido Baum: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Justice Public Relations, Ms. Yehudit Begun: email@example.com
Attorney General, Mr. EliakimRubinstein, Ministry of Justice: Fax: 972-2-62886180 and 6274481