To Israeli Prime Minister and other Ministers
` Dear Sir
It has come to our attention that a week ago, about midnight on April 18, around midnight, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attacked the home of a peace activist Refai Fayyed in the village of Zbabdeh near Jenin on the West Bank of the Jordan River, occupied by Israel since 1968. The IDF took away Refai's brother Mohammad Abdulla Asaad Fayyad, ID Card number is: 852514207, who is 17 years old and a high school student. Three other students at Alzababdeh Secondary School where taken as well. I have no informtion about the fate of any of these students.
I remind you that in international law Israel is an occupying power, and subject to all the restrictions of the 4th Geneva Convention, a convention that the Government of Israel freely signed. I call on you to ensure that the Israeli Defense Forces follow each and every detail of this convention. This should include, but not be limited to:
a speedy and prompt charge
information to the families on their whereabouts
access to a lawyer
right to medical attention.
We understand that much property in the house of Refai Fayyed was damaged . Armies often do that in anger. We call upon you to make immediate compensation for this.
Andree Desiree Wilson, Photographer
Richard Wilson, Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics, Harvard University
Professor Lawrence Summers