Palestinian student Amjad Samhan was sentenced to 12 months in Israeli prisons and a 2000 shekel fine in Ofer military court on 17 August. Samhan, 21, is a student at Bir Zeit University.

An activist, involved with the Progressive Democratic Student Pole at Bir Zeit, Samhan was targeted along with 8 other undergraduates at the university in a mass arrest in May: Bilal Yalo, ‘Abdul-Rahman and Mohammad N. Al-Sheikh, Mohammad Ghanem, Khalil Salman, Fadi Washaha, Ahmad Mhanna, and Basil Jamil.

Palestinian students – particularly those who are involved in the student movement or in student unions – have been repeatedly targeted for arrest and imprisoned by Israeli occupying military forces.

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network calls for the immediate release of Samhan and dozens of fellow Palestinian students imprisoned in the jails of the occupation, and urges solidarity from student unions and groups around the world with Palestinian student prisoners.

Poster made for Samhan by the Progressive Democratic Student Pole: