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1/6 Protest Detention of Kate Raphael by Israel
by Mahtin
Sunday Jan 4th, 2004 10:37 PM
Activists from several groups in the Bay Area are calling a demonstration for Tuesday, January 6, from 4-6 p.m. at the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco, 456 Montgomery St. (at California). The demonstration will make several demands of the Israeli government (read below)
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Kate Raphael, a lesbian from the Bay Area, was arrested in Palestine on December 31 as part of a demonstration against Israel’s apartheid wall, which is planned to surround the community of Budrus. She was arrested while video-taping the Israeli soldiers who attacked the demonstration. That afternoon the Israeli government ordered the deportation of Kate and three other international activists arrested at the demonstration. Kate is resisting deportation, and has been held since December 31 in a prison at Hadera.

Activists from several groups in the Bay Area are calling a demonstration for Tuesday, January 6, from 4-6 p.m. at the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco, 456 Montgomery St. (at California). The demonstration will demand that the Israeli government:
Immediately release Kate, annul her deportation order, and cease all actions against her and other human rights activists
Stop the apartheid wall
Withdraw from the occupied territories
Recognize the right of return for all Palestinians
Kate is a member of the International Women's Peace Service (IWPS) which is documenting human rights abuses, and taking non-violent actions to oppose land confiscations, home demolitions, imprisonments, restrictions on movement, etc. For more information on IWPS activities, go to http://www.womenspeacepalestine.org/. For updates on Kate's case, go to http://www.quitpalestine.org <http://www.quitpalestine.org> ; For more information
on the demonstration in Budrus and other activities against the apartheid wall, go to http://www.stopthewall.org/.

The demonstration is sponsored by San Francisco Women in Black, Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT!), the International Solidarity Movement, LAGAI – Queer Insurrection, and Out of Control – Lesbian Committee
to Support Women Political Prisoners.

IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND (or even if you can), CALL THE SF CONSULATE GENERAL
Yossi Amrani at (415)844-7500 and explain the importance of Kate's work in Palestine.

For information call: (510)434-1304

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