A WELSH peace activist working in a troubled region of the Middle East, is campaigning for the release of a Palestinian colleague
Dave Rolstone, from Efailwen in Pembrokeshire, fears for the safety of Palestinian peace activist Omar Tate, who was arrested by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) just before Christmas.
"We think this peaceful man is in grave danger, and urge everyone to bring the situation to public attention," he said from Nablus at the weekend.
The veteran peace campaigner flew out to the Israeli occupied territories in Palestine for the second time this year in November, where he joined a contingent of international peace campaigners.
He has spent the past two months accompanying Palestinians who need medical help and staying in the homes of people who believe they are being intimidated by the IDF.
Omar Tate, who was acting as interpreter, was arrested as a group of six international peace activists went to investigate the pollution of a stream used for drinking water in villages outside Nablus.
The group was held up at an IDF checkpoint. Mr Rolstone, 55, and others tried to physically block the passage of the armoured personnel carrier in which Mr Tate was taken away but were unsuccessful.
The International Solidarity Movement, believing that Omar Tate has been taken to Huw Wara military base near Nablus, were due to hold a demonstration and vigil outside the military base.
Mr Rolstone hit the headlines in 2001 when he climbed the London Eye in protest at sanctions against Iraq and has risked jail by taking medical supplies to the country. This August the devout pacifist was arrested after swimming into the base of Britain's nuclear submarine fleet at Faslane in Scotland and daubing slogans on a submarine.