Photo: Coup Pour Coup 31

Translated from the French: http://www.couppourcoup31.com/2017/02/les-prisonniers-palestiniens-a-l-honneur-a-toulouse.html

The anti-imperialist collective Coup Pour Coup 31 – a member of the Samidoun network – organized two presentations of the book “Des hommes entre les murs” (The men behind the walls), published by Agone editions in Toulouse, France, in the presence of the author.

Photo: Coup Pour Coup 31

On Thursday, 16 February, Assia Zaino presented her book at the Terra Nova bookstore in Toulouse. Around thirty people attended the event, which included a discussion with the author. Canal Sud also recorded the event for a radio program, which will be broadcast on Monday, 27 February.

On Friday, 17 February, the presentation took place at the Centre Social Autogéré as part of the Friday of Solidarity. Over 60 people attended the event and a lively exchange took place between the audience, the author and the Coup Pour Coup collective about the Palestinian prisoners, their organization and their resistance. The book shines a light on the daily existence of this resistance through transcribed testimonies. Coup Pour Coup also discussed the case of Bilal Kayed, ordered to administrative detention after 14 years of imprisonment. He was finally released last December thanks to a hunger strike that was widely supported by Palestinian prisoners and an international solidarity campaign. Coup Pour Coup discussed their collective participation in the Samidoun network as well as the case of Georges Abdallah, imprisoned in France since 1984 and eligible for release since 1999 for his involvement in the Palestinian resistance.

Photo: Coup Pour Coup 31

At the end of the discussion, a postcard was signed and a group photo taken to send to the Tamimi family, who contributed testimonies to the book. The evening at the CSA continued with an event by the Collective Solidarite MigrantEs 31. Coup Pour Coup 31 thanked Terra Nova, the Centre Social Autogéré and Assia Zaino. The book “Des hommes entre les murs” will be available at Coup Pour Coup 31 tables or by mail for 10 Euros.