Today Damien Austin, tortured as a child during the Irish struggle for freedom, sends his solidarity to the Hares boys and all Palestinian children. Telling them to “never give up hope” and sending a message to the world to show solidarity.
On Friday 15 and 17 March 5 boys from Hares village in Salfit were arrested by the Israeli Army and tortured into confessing to a crime that never happened. On 15-17 March 2014 the Hares Boys have now spent over one year in an Israeli adult prison despite a total lack of evidence against them or indeed of a crime having been committed.
It is not a cause to celebrate. Five young lives put on hold by an occupation regime that has no respect for human life; hundreds of lives affected by the incarceration of a son, a brother, a cousin, a friend, a football team mate. Millions of hearts…
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