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Boston Palestinian Organizer Arrested Today
10 Jun 2001
Palestinian activist and Al-awda Boston organizer Amer Jubran was arrested in peaceful demonstration in Brookline Massachusetts by the local police.

Friends, Justice and Freedom lovers:

Please frwd to all your contacts:

Palestinian activist and Al-awda Boston organizer Amer Jubran was arrested in peaceful demonstration in Brookline Massachusetts by the local police.

Below is a letter by Merrie Najimy, President of ADC-Mass explainig this outragous and racist action.Immediate action is needed in support of our brother Amer:

Action needed:

1-Show up at Brookline court tomorrow Monday June 11 at 8:30 Am to stand in solidarity with Amer. The court house is located in Brookline. 360 Washington Street, Close to the Public Library and Town hall

2-Come to a strategy meeting Tomorrow nite at the IAC (International Action Center) office in Jamaica Plain to plan and discuss the situation. The office is very close to the orange line T station (Stoney Brook) There is plenty of parking.
Address: 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain. Al-awda Boston holds weekly meetings every Monday nite @ 6:30 pm at the office of IAC. Every one is welcome, This could happen to any one of us.

3-Contact the Brokline Police community Relations Department and voice your concern about the way this racist action was taken against our peaceful demonstration. Phone: 617-730-2248.

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From: Merrie Najimy

On the afternoon of June 10, 2001, a ad hoc coalition of various organizations and associations held a presence in Brookline MA, at the 53rd anniversary of the creation of the state Israel, to support Palestine in her struggle for freedom and justice. The organizations represented were
progressive human rights, religious, labor, and different ethnic and national groups.

With a presence of over 100 people, the demonstration was peaceful despite provocations by Zionists through out the afternoon. One Zionist, who approached our people four times, to elicit provocations, assaulted Amer Jubran, of the West Bank, currently a resident in Rhode Island. The
harassment involved a physical assault directed at Amer, eyewitnessed by several of our demonstrators, one of whom gave a statement to the Brookline police. After hassling brother Amer, the Zionist crossed the street away from the demonstrators, spoke to at least five police officers, who
in turn questioned Amer. Gabriel Camacho, member of Al-Awda Massachusetts, went to the aide of Amer, who was himself threatened with arrest if he ³continued to interfere with the investigation². Gabriel states that the Brookline Police had videotaped the demonstration from various angels through out the entire afternoon, and further states that these tapes would indicate the
Zionist actually engaged in violence and not the other way around. Brother Amer Jubran was then arrested and is being held with out bail.

Amer Jubran is a political prisoner. He was exercising his rights of free speech and freedom of assembly. His only crime is being a Palestinian.

We are in the process of seeking a legal strategy. We need you to stand on alert for further details of the actions you can take. We will need people who will be willing to make phone calls, write letters, organize, mobilize
and contribute to a legal fund.
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