A protest in solidarity with detained Palestinian leader and parliamentarian, Khalida Jarrar, was organized in front of the Palestinian Legislative Council office in Gaza City, protesting the occupation’s arrest of Jarrar in the early morning of April 2.

Dozens of activists, including members of the Political Bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, participated in the protest, carrying posters of Jarrar and banners calling for her release and the release of all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Safa Abu Saeed spoke on behalf of the Gaza Campaign in Solidarity with Khalida Jarrar, noting that she had refused to speak or eat under interrogation in Ofer, part of her ongoing resistance to the occupation. Abu Saeed noted that this attack is an act of revenge by the occupation forces following Jarrar’s successful campaign to defeat their attempt to expel her to Jericho in late 2014, and violates international principles of parliamentary immunity, illustrating the racism of the occupation.

“We call on all parliamentarians of conscience in the world to intervene and pressure the occupation state for the release of Khalida Jarrar and all of our Palestinian prisoners,” Abu Saeed said.