From: Nadia & David Matar [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: SCANDAL! Shimshon Cytryn sent to jail, again!
Outraged! This is how we feel after hearing that the authorities have decided to send Shimshon Cytryn back to jail for a period of 15 months.
Shimshon, 21 years old, a dear and proud Jew, recently married, grandson of longtime Women in Green activists, was, during the expulsion from Gush Katif a victim of a bloodlibel against him. He already spent two years in jail and administrative detention. This coming Sunday the authorities are sending him back to jail.
Details and reminder of his case are below.
Once again we are witnessing a case of judicial persecution against lovers of the Land of Israel by a leftist anti-Jewish Israeli Injustice system.
Let's remember that the same government and powers to be that persecute loyal and innocent Jews, has , over the past year and a half, released close to 1500 Arab terrorists! It is simply unbearable!
We cannot allow Shimshon Cytryn to go to jail without making a loud geshrei and protest. The public is asked to accompany Shimshon on the day he is asked to show up to jail. That day is SUNDAY, JULY 13th,at 9:00 am at the entrance to the BEERSHEVA MAGISTRATES COURT.
We realize that on that same day, at approximately the same time, friends and family of the Harel-Levinstein brothers are organizing a vigil in front of the Presidents house in Jerusalem, demanding their release. We are sure that our national camp has enough activists to ensure that there will be supporters in both places- in Jerusalem and in Beersheva.
In addition it is of utmost importance to have a lot of public pressure demanding Shimshon's release. Not only do we need to bombard with faxes and emails the offices of the President and the ministry of Justice,
Presidents house tel 972-2-6707211 fax 972-2-670-7272
Minister of Justice Daniel Friedman tel 972-2-6466533 fax 972-2-6287757 email email@example.com
but we turn to all friends of Israel in the USA to telephone -- rather than e-mail --the Israeli Embassy or the Israeli consulate nearest you and demand to express your outrage at the latest
decision by the state prosecution and the Supreme Court in the case of Shimshon Cytryn, a U.S. citizen.
The embassy's phone number is 202-364-5500.
Stress, that as an American citizen, you can ask the State Department to investigate what you feel is clearly a human rights violation.
Now, in addition, we are asking you to call your member of Congress and raise the issue of Shimshon Cytryn. Obviously, in that same phonecall, you can mention the other cases of persecution and injustice against lovers of Israel (the Rivka Maierchik case, the Halamish case, the Levinstein-Harel case etc...).
We also ask you to call the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and inform them of Shimshon and demand an investigation. Tell the
department officer you have also raised these cases with your member of Congress. The State Department's main numbers are 202-647-4000 or 1-800-877-8339.
The Olmert government, with an approval rating of near zero, has refused any accountability to the Israeli people and fears only the US administration. Unless we act now, there will be many more Shimshons and Rivkas and Mordys and Elitzurs and Itziks and Dannys in jail.
If you agree with this, please act quickly. What could be more important than winning the release of a Jewish youth imprisoned for loving his/ her country and people?
(thank you to Pidyon Shvuim for the info in this latest paragraph)
SUMMARY OF THE SHIMSHON CYTRYN CASE:
We want to give you a short account of Shimshon Cytryn.
On the eve of the expulsion from Gush Katif, may it speedily be rebuilt, Shimshon was caught in an attack against a group of Jews by Arabs from the Muassi neighborhood. Like any good Jew, he defended himself and his fellows. Naturally, not a single Arab was arrested, but - how ironic! - as is well known, in the State of Israel Jews are forbidden to defend themselves, and the police arrested Shimshon, on the charge of no less than lynch, accused of assaulting an Arab in the Gaza Strip in June 2005.
The Arab attacker, Hillal Mujiada, who said his injury was caused by a soldier, was under arrest for throwing rocks at Jews but no charges were pressed against him.
. What is absurd about all this is that that same Arab who was said to be the victim of a lynch was already seen walking about, the same day. The very use of the word "lynch" in this situation is excruciatingly painful, since we all remember the brutal and shocking lynch of the two IDF soldiers who took a wrong turn, entered Ramallah and were brutally massacred by a lynching mob.
Following Shimshon' arrest, the police asked to extend his arrest until the end of the criminal proceedings. Over the course of two long and exhausting years Shimshon spent seven months in Ayalon Prison, and was under house arrest, under harsh conditions, the rest of the time.
A year ago Shimshon married; we should mention the great tension under which the young couple lived in the shadow of the trial that refused to end. Half a year ago, it seemed that everything had come to a conclusion. A forum of three judges in the District Court sentenced Shimshon to six months of community service. But, what can be done? The State Attorney's Office fights with all its might to put good Jews in jail, and it filed an appeal to the Supreme Court. After another half year of tortuous delay, the Supreme Court decided, with no conscience, and certainly without a Jewish heart, to sentence Shimshon to fifteen months of imprisonment, which he is to begin serving next Sunday, July 13. He has to report at 10:00am in the Beersheva District Court.
Every Jewish heart quakes when hearing that, after two thousand years of Exile, the State of Israel sends a Jew to long months in prison for defending himself and his fellows, while, in the background, we hear of more and more Arab murderers who simply are freed and sent home. For how long?
A demonstration is planned in Beersheva, at the time and place where Shimshon is to enter prison, i.e. on SUNDAY July 13th at 9:00am at the entrance to the beersheva magistartes court.
Please make sure to come.
We also request your financial help for the young Cytryn family, which remains without a breadwinner. And, importantly, the public must remain on the alert, and engage in follow-up: to which prison Shimshon is incarcerated - this makes a great deal of difference; whether he receives the vacations to which he is entitled by law; and, most importantly, that his time in prison be reduced by one third.
It is important to know that major public pressure significantly impacts on the taking of decisions on such matters.
For details regarding the demonstration and financial help to the Cytryn family:
David Leibman 0526-051156
Nadia Matar, Women in green 0505-500834