April 14, Ottawa: Protest in Solidarity with Khalida Jarrar and all Palestinian prisoners

Protest in Solidarity with Khalida Jarrar and all Palestinian prisoners
Tuesday, April 14
12:00pm – 1:00pm in EDT
50 O’Connor street
Ottawa, Ontario
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Khalida-largesmFeminist, human rights leader and parliamentarian Khalida Jarrar was arrested from her home in the middle of the night on April 2nd in Ramallah, Palestine. Jarrar is the former Executive Director of Addameer and Vice President of its Board of Directors, as well as the chair of the Palestinian Legislative Council Prisoners’ Committee and a member of the Palestinian national follow-up committee for the International Criminal Court. She is currently in an Israeli prison and has been sentenced to 6 months of administrative detention.

Administrative detention is the imprisonment of Palestinians without charge or trial and on the basis of secret evidence for up to six month periods, indefinitely renewable by Israeli military courts. The use of administrative detention dates from the “emergency laws” of the British colonial era in Palestine. Israel’s use of administrative detention violates international law; such detention is allowed only in individual circumstances that are exceptionally compelling for “imperative reasons of security.” In Palestine, however, Israel uses administrative detention routinely as a form of collective punishment and mass detention of Palestinians, and frequently uses administrative detention when it fails to obtain confessions in interrogations of Palestinian detainees.

Jarrar joins over 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners currently being held by Israel. Palestinian political prisoners are routinely subjected to torture.

Israel’s practice of imprisoning Palestinians from the Occupied Palestinian Territory in Israeli prisons is in direct violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits the occupying power from transferring individuals from the occupied population into a prison in the occupier’s territory.

For more information about Palestinian political prisoners and the system of injustice they’re subjected to, visit:


For more information about Khalida Jarrar’s arrest visit:


Join us in protesting Israel’s brutal oppression of the Palestinian people, who face arbitrary arrest and imprisonment under a system of occupation and apartheid.


WHERE: Israeli embassy, 50 O’Connor St., Ottawa

WHEN: Tuesday, April 14 at 12 PM

Placards will be made available.

Sponsored by: Association of Palestinian Arab Canadians, Students Against Israeli Apartheid – Carleton, Independent Jewish Voices – Canada