Palestinians have been rising up in protest across the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem to demand their freedom. They want the same things as Israelis, the same things that Egyptians fought for in Tahrir Square. But Israel, with the tacit support of the United States is jailing them. Last year it was Abdallah Abu Rahmah, finally released in March of this year. Now it is Bassem and Naji Tamimi, cousins from the village of Nabi Saleh. These committed nonviolent activists are trying to build a better future for both Israelis and Palestinians, and are being punished for it.
If you are outraged by this and want peace and justice, please join me in writing the U.S. State Department and demanding the Tamimis' release. http://bit.ly/tamimis