Solidarity with the People of Palestine
Friday, August 21
4:30 – 6 pm
19th and JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia PA
Called by International Action Center-Philadelphia, Endorsed by Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee Philadelphia and Community College of Philadelphia Students for Justice in Palestine
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/500719253412883/
For over 5 years, Philadelphia activists in the International Action Center and other groups have held protests in front of the Israeli Consulate on the third Friday of every month. In August, we stand in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in their steadfast resistance to occupation!
Incarceration is one of the main mechanisms used by Israel to maintain its criminal occupation of Palestine, occupied by the Zionist State since 1948, targeting activists, political leaders, militants and their family members. There are currently over 5700 Palestinian prisoners in the occupation jails, including more than 400 held under ‘administrative detention’, over 160 children along with 25 women and 16 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council. Many of them, like Ahmad Sa’adat, are imprisoned on the basis of their membership in Palestinian organizations that Israel considers “illegal.”
Join us as we condemn last month’s vicious attack by occupation prison guards on Palestinian prisoners, including Ahmad Sa’adat, the jailed General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The attack started on July 27 in Nafha prison in the south of Palestine, when Israeli guards raided cells in the middle of the night, ransacking and destroying the prisoners’ belongings and attacking the resisting prisoners.
The assault, intended to punish the prisoners for their steadfastness, was met with militant resistance by Comrade Sa’adat and the other targeted prisoners, a number of whom were injured.
In response, Palestinian Organizations have called for protests at Israeli consulates or embassies everywhere.
They are also calling for increased actions answering the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israeli economic, political and cultural institutions and corporations that participate and profit from the Israeli occupation and apartheid.