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Jamal Juma’ freed!
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13 January 2010

Jamal Juma`, co-ordinator of War on Want partner organisation Stop the Wall, has been freed after having been detained without charge by the Israeli authorities for four weeks.

Jamal`s release is a massive victory. Stop the Wall and War on Want would like to thank everyone who took action to help release him.
Speaking on his release Jamal Juma` said:
`The massive support and actions of international civil society clearly made my imprisonment too uncomfortable for the Israeli authorities. This international solidarity has given our popular struggle against the Wall further strength. We are deeply thankful for all the efforts.

The reason for my arrest was purely political - an attempt to crush Stop the Wall and the popular committees against the Wall. We need to ensure that the campaign to free all of the anti-Wall activists and Palestinian political prisoners continues to grow. We have to combine our energies to ensure that the Wall will be torn down and the occupation ends.`

Stop the Wall has spearheaded the international boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel until it complies with international law
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Free all the anti-Wall prisoners

In recent months Palestinians campaigning against the Separation Wall have been targeted by Israeli authorities. Jamal`s arrest came after the arrest of Abdallah Abu Rahmeh, the head of the Bil`in popular committee against the Wall, and Mohammad Othman, a youth coordinator with Stop the Wall. War on Want is continuing to campaign to free all the anti-Wall prisoners.

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