On 18 August, NYC Students for Justice in Palestine organized a protest at the United Nations in New York City, demanding freedom for hunger striker Muhammad Allan and all Palestinian prisoners. Allan, 31, a Palestinian lawyer, undertook a 65-day hunger strike against his administrative detention by the Israeli occupation military without charge or trial. He ended his hunger strike on the evening of 19 August after an Israeli Supreme Court decision and is currently recovering in the hospital; his administrative detention order has been suspended, but he remains at risk of imprisonment and the structure of administrative detention was not impacted by the decision.
Along with speakers from a number of community activist groups, student organizers, and movements of oppressed communities, Muhammad Allan’s uncle and cousin spoke at the rally. The video below features Ziad Allan, Muhammad’s uncle: