Translated from Coup Pour Coup 31
Dozens of people gathered on 5 October in Toulouse, France, to demand the immediate release of Salah Hamouri, a French-Palestinian lawyer held in Israeli administrative detention.
The Coup Pour Coup 31 anti-imperialist collective – also a part of the Samidoun network -spoke at the event, as follows:
“We are once again gathered to demand the release of Salah Hamouri.
Alongside him, there are thousands of Palestinian prisoners, including several hundred in administrative detention.
Behind his case lies the active collaboration of French imperialism with Israeli apartheid, represented in particular by the detention of Arab Communist struggler for the Palestinian cause, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, who this month enters his 34th year of imprisonment in the French prisons.
Behind his case lies the repressive policy of the colonial state of Israel to advance Zionist colonization of occupied Palestine.
Yet the Palestinian people continue to resist. The Palestinian prisoners continue to struggle in the occupation prisons.
And Georges Abdallah refuses to yield to the blackmail of denial and continues to support all peoples in the struggle against imperialism and Zionism.
We have some good news to celebrate this week, like the release of Khitam Saafin, a Palestinian feminist leader, and Kifah Quzmar, a Palestinian student activist.
So do not give up, let us continue to intensify our solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners as part of our support for the entire Palestinian Resistance.
And in this sense, let us all participate on 21 October in the manfestation in Lannemezan in front of the gates of Georges Abdallah’s prison. Register for the bus that we have organized. As Ahmad Sa’adat, imprisoned General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, rightly says, “If you support Palestine, you must work to free Georges Abdallah.”