The following email contains an appeal from Riad Hamad forwarded by the Palestine Solidarity Committee at the University of Texas at Austin. The email from the PSC was received at 8:41 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2006.–gm
There are two Palestinian families consisting of a pregnant woman and children as young as two years old being held in TEXAS jails under horrible conditions. They are being denied proper medical care, food, etc. They are also unable to make phonecalls, apparently.
Riad Hamad, part of the PCWF, the Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund (pcwf.org), sent the following email. If you are interested in helping please contact Riad at 512 779 . . . to find out what you can do.
[Forwarded message from Riad Hamad]
“I just contacted the attorney who suggested that I take toys, food, clothing and other things for the family in the jail which is in the town of HUTTO, 30 miles north of Austin.
Also, he suggested that I contact the media to be present in case I am denied entry to see the family and I did KVUE TV station, the local ABC news. The woman who answered the phone indicated that she might be interested in covering the story and asked me to call back in two hours or about 3 o’clock in the afternoon. I am planning to call her back and plan to call other media outlets in the state to be present..and might go today and again tomorrow.
IF the media reps can not be there today. If you or some one you know is interested in helping contact the media, going to the jail to deliver the gifts and the food please email me or call me.
Looking forward to hearing from you and thank you for helping and trying to help this Palestinian family.
Thanks for your help.
Always in solidarity,