PAC Condemns the Israeli Attack on Jericho
March 13, 2006
Palestinian American Council
P.O. BOX 740943
Houston, Texas 77274, USA
Council condemns with the strongest terms possible the barbaric and cowardly
act of the terrorist state of Israel on its attack on the prison of Jericho
yesterday 3/14/2006, and kidnapping the prisoners who were supposedly been
monitored and supervised by the United states and England per an agreement
in the year 2002.
Attacking the prison of Jericho was not a battle between 2 armies. Those in
prison were unarmed civilians.
Forcing unarmed civilian prisoners to come out undressed is a condemned act
by all people and all religions. It is a clear violation to all
international rules and values. But, Israel keeps giving the whole world the
All evidences on the ground, and the shameless admission of the Israeli
cabinet of conducting such a horrific attack is another clear indication of
a reckless government in Israel that has no peace on its agenda.
The terrorist state of Israel, since the assassination of the late Prime
Minister Isaac Robin does not waste any opportunity to prove its intentions
to keep the Middle East a volatile region, and disregarding the Palestinians
appeals for peace.
We at the Palestinian American Council cannot over look the fact that the
attack came only 15 minutes after the US and the British monitors
suspiciously left the prison unattended.
We can only categorize such unexplained move as a clear conspiracy that is
worth a UN investigation.
Hence, we call on the UN secretary general to immediately launch an
international facts finding commission to expose the Israeli crime.
It is the responsibility of the international community, and the quadrant,
especially the US and England to undo all the damages due to such
irresponsible and superfluous move.
Hence, we call on the above parties, not only to ensure the safe return of
the prisoners who were kidnapped yesterday, but, to immediately work on the
release of all the Palestinian and Arab prisoners from the Israeli jails.
Moreover, we call on the US and England to implement the necessary measures
to ensure that such future attacks by the terrorist state of Israel does not
go unpunished by the international community.
Yesterday, the US commanders supervising the Jericho Jail did not act in the
best interest of the US. As a consequence, the US lost its credibility -
again - as a peace broker in the Middle East. A US investigation of this
incident would be the wise and the American thing to do.
The US lost its creditability when left Sabra and Shatilla camps in Lebanon
in 1982 paving the way to Israel to come into the camps and massacred over
3000 unarmed civilians. History was repeated yesterday in Jericho prison.