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On the morning of March 7th, 2022, the Israeli army penetrated the home of French-Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri and placed him under administrative detention.

Salah Hamouri. © Elsa Lefort

For the past 20 years, Salah Hamouri has been persistently harassed by the Israeli authorities, suffering multiple detentions, restrictions on his freedom of movement and separation from his wife and children.

Today, he is held without charge and faces forcible deportation from his homeland.

Amnesty International France, ACAT-France, the FIDH, Human Rights Watch and many other civil society organisations, call upon the French authorities to join them in defending this French citizen.

We must act to terminate his administrative detention.

We must act to prevent his deportation from Jerusalem, his city of birth and residence.

We must act to enable his wife, banned from entering Israeli territory until 2025, to visit her husband and communicate with him.

We must act to ensure that the Israeli Ministry of Interior examines their family reunification request, submitted repeatedly, to allow this family to live together.

And finally, at the start of a new presidential term, we must act to demonstrate France’s attachment to human rights.

The harassment of Salah Hamouri and his family must end! We count on the French authorities to ensure that the rights of this French citizen, lawyer, and human rights defender, are no longer violated.

Signatories : ACAT, Amnesty International France, CFDT, CGT, Confédération paysanne, FIDH, Fédération Syndicale Unitaire (FSU), Human Rights Watch, Plateforme des ONG Françaises pour la Palestine, Solidaires, Syndicat des avocats de France (SAF), Union nationale des étudiants de France (UNEF)

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