Sunday, 26 November
Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Ave
Roughly 20% of the Palestinian population and 40% of the Palestinian male population of the West Bank and Gaza have served time in Israeli jails since Israel occupied the territory in 1967. Last month, Israeli occupation forces arrested an average of 16 Palestinians per night. Over 6000 Palestinian political prisoners are currently locked up in Israeli military prisons, of which 280 are children, 53 are women, and 12 are legislative council members; 463 of these are being held without charge. Come hear Sahar Francis, director of the Ramallah-based Addameer Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, discuss the situation of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Learn about Israel’s military court system, arbitrary arrests, the arrests and abuse of children and overall the criminalization of Palestinians in their occupied homeland.
Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017
Place: Arab-American National Museum – ANNEX