Palestinian national political leader and political prisoner, Ahmad Sa’adat, was attacked and injured by Israeli prison guards at Nafha prison early morning Tuesday, 28 July. Sa’adat, the imprisoned General Secretary of the Palestinian left-wing political party, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was among 30 Palestinian political prisoners injured by the violent attack of the guards, who invaded multiple prison cells, forcing Palestinian prisoners out and confiscating and ransacking their belongings.
Palestinian prisoners in Nafha prison resisted, burning items in the prison cells, and Palestinians in multiple prisons declared that they would not be silent in the face of ongoing and violent attacks on Palestinian leaders and fellow prisoners.
The attacks on prisoners in Nafha began on 27 July; family visits for Palestinian prisoners from Gaza were cancelled following the attacks. The PFLP, Sa’adat’s party, issued a statement calling for action after the attack on Sa’adat and other prisoners; a protest will be held tomorrow, 29 July, in Gaza City at 10:00 am.
Take action to demand an end to the attacks on Palestinian prisoners in Nafha and everywhere:
1. Protest at your closest Israeli consulate or embassy and demand an end to the attacks on Palestinian prisoners and freedom for the over 5,500 Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli jails. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (and the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat at email@example.com) about actions in your area.
2. Boycott, Divest and Sanction! Build the campaign to boycott, divest and sanction Israel and its institutions and corporations – through academic and cultural, economic, sports and other forms of boycott.