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Palestinians raise refugees’ profile
6:30am Saturday 21st June 2014 in News
SAMEERA Brash’s son urgently needs medical attention which could restore his eyesight, but he has been imprisoned for life in an Israeli jail, and she says Israeli authorities won’t get him medical attention.
Mrs Brash is one of seven Palestinian women who have been touring Oxfordshire this week, attracting large audiences as they talk about life in Al Amari refugee camp near Bethlehem.
The group has talked at the United Nations Association at Charlbury, Oxfam House in Cowley and Oxford Town Hall.
Mrs Brash, 58, said: “I am here to speak up for my son Mohamed, 35, who is in an Israeli jail after being jailed for attacking Israeli soldiers who entered the Al Amari camp.
“Life is hard in the camp because on a daily basis Israelis invade the camp, there are injuries and deaths all the time.”
The visit was organised by the Oxford Ramallah Friendship Association (ORFA), a registered charity now in its 10th year with close to 100 members.
The women arrived on Friday, June 13, and will leave on Monday.
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