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Wednesday, March 29, 2006


WANTED EYE WITNESS TESTIMONY TO ISRAELI WAR CRIMES In a continuing effort to obtain the arrest of high-ranking Israeli officers, when they travel outside of Israel, several legal organisations are looking to receive testimonies from internationals who witnessed war crimes, whilst in the West Bank or Gaza. These organisations are aware that every international who has travelled to Palestine will have witnessed the crimes of the occupation, however lawyers are seeking cases which are strong enough to be submitted to court, based on evidence provided by actual witnesses to crimes. The crimes they are looking for are: House Demolitions – particularly where they were extensive or carried out deliberately as a form of punishment Killings Torture. If you witnessed any of these, please write a short email to the UK lawyer Daniel Machover at You will need to state: 1. Who was the victim 2. The date and time it happened 3. What happened preceding and after the event 4. Whether any Palestinians made a complaint at the time and who has their testimony such as a local lawyer or human rights organisation 5. What supporting evidence you have, such as photos or video footage (please state whether this is unedited or not.) Cases are being prepared in several countries around the world, so it doesn’t matter which country you are living in, your testimony could prove useful somewhere. You do not have to make a decision now as to whether you want to be a witness in court. This is a long-term legal project, with the possibility that your testimony might never be used - the lawyers at this point are gathering information in order to build cases. Lawyers will not use your name without your permission We are also seeking information on which commanders and which military units were operating in which areas at which times (now and in the past.) If you can provide any names, even if you were not a witness to a crime, this could prove useful. For more information about this, please read news story at,7340,L-3221339,00.html If English is not your first language, help will be given with translation. Please also forward this email to any Palestinian living abroad who witnessed or was a victim of war crimes and would like to participate. Jennifer Loewenstein ------------ The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, PO Box 53062, Washington DC 20009. Phone: (202) 939-6050, Fax: (202) 265-4574, Toll Free: (800) 368-5788, Published by the American Educational Trust, a non-profit foundation incorporated in Washington, DC to provide the American public with balanced and accurate information concerning U.S. relations with Middle Eastern states. Material from the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs may be printed with out charge with attribution to the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Unsubscribe here.

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