Below is a suggested template letter we have drafted. Please change it to your liking (or just use it as is), and send it using the State Department form in this link.
Dear honorable Secretary of State Mrs. Hillary Clinton,
I have just learned that an Israeli military court has recently handed down an outrageous conviction in the important case of Palestinian grassroots activist Abdallah Abu Rahmah from Bilin.
Abu Rahmah was convicted of incitement, organizing illegal marches. The conviction concluded an eight months long politically-motivated trial, during which he was kept behind bars.
Persecuted for his key role in organizing the grassroots campaign against the wall and Jewish-only settlement on Bilin's land, Abdallah was convicted based only on the forced testimonies of minors who were arrested from their beds at the middle of the night - not a single piece of material evidence was presented during the entire trial.
The West Bank village of Bilin, just like Abu Rahmah, has become a symbol of peaceful, unarmed Palestinian resistance to the occupation, which is a growing movement in the occupied Palestinian territory. Israel's attempts to crack down on this movement and its symbols is dangerous and unjust .
Abu Rahmah is expected to be sentenced in only a few weeks. As my representative, I implore you to submit an official letter of inquiry about Abu Rahmah's conviction and to demand his release now, before he is sentenced to a long period of imprisonment.
As a believer in justice, I cannot sit idly by as Abu Rahmah and his fellow villagers are denied even the basic right to protest the illegal theft of their land. I will continue to contact you about this important matter and expect your reply.