Urgent Action update: Palestinian journalist still arbitrarily held
During the night of 21/22 July 2019, Israeli authorities attempted a war crime by trying to forcibly deport Palestinian photojournalist Mustafa al-Kharouf to Jordan, where he has no citizenship or residency rights. Jordan refused his deportation and he is back in arbitrary detention in Israel. His deportation attempt came after the Israeli Supreme Court rejected his appeal to be granted family unification with his wife and child on the basis that he “has not proven his statelessness”. Mustafa al-Kharouf has a hearing in an Israeli deportation court in August for his release.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 10 SEPTEMBER 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter in English, Hebrew, or Arabic to:
Aryeh Makhlouf Deri
Minister of Interior Affairs
2 Kaplan Street
PO Box 6158
Jerusalem, 91061, Israel
Fax: + 972 2 670 1628
Salutation: Dear Minister Aryeh Deri
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
HIS EXCELLENCY MR MARK REGEV Embassy of Israel 2 Palace Green Kensington W8 4QB 020 7957 9500 Fax 020 7957 9555
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.