FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Harmeet Sooden. Picture taken in January on a farm outside Jenin where he was helping to plant olive trees.
Tomorrow (Monday the 5th of December) Ikram al Sabri, the head Mufti of Palestine joined by personal Palestinian friends of Harmeet Sodeen, James Loney and Tom Fox, three of the four Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) hostages being held in Iraq will hold a press conference to call for their release unharmed. They will be joined by other notable Palestinian figures, as well as a speaker from CPT Hebron. The press conference will take place in the Palestine Media Centre in Al-Bireh, Ramallah at 11am.
The full list of speakers will be:
Ikram al Sabri, the head Mufti of Palestine
Mohammed Ayyesh, a Palestinian non-violent activist from Balata camp, Nablus
Ferial Abu Hakil, the Headmistress of Qataba school, Hebron
Christan Anderson a representative of CPT Hebron
There will be a time for questions after a short statement from each of the speakers. The press conference will be held in Arabic. All media are welcome.
Copies of written statements by the following groups calling for their release in Arabic and English will be available: the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the National and Islamic Forces in Hebron, Palestinian National Initiative, The Popular Committees Against the Wall and Settlements and The Forum of Muslims Scholars (Rabata Olama al-Muslimin).
Palestine Media Center, Al-Quds-Nablus st., Al-Abraj Al-Watanieh building, 3rd floor, PO Box 4252, Al-Bireh
For more information:
ISM Media office: 02 297 1824 or 057 572 0754