5 February, NYC: Protest to free hunger strikers and all Palestinian prisoners


Friday, 5 February
4:00 pm
G4S Offices, NYC – 17 W 44th St, NYC
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/178990359130265/
Organized by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qeeq, held by Israel under administrative detention without charge or trial, had been on hunger strike for 73 days on Friday. He is shackled to a hospital bed in HaEmek hospital in Afula, in critical condition. He is demanding his immediate release, and his medical situation is urgent.
Additionally, Kayed Abu Rish, 45, from Al-Ein refugee camp in Nablus, had been on hunger strike for 14 days Friday. He is protesting the renewal of his administrative detention order. He has been held without charge or trial since January 2015. In August 2015, he engaged in a hunger strike, which he ended after a commitment to not renew his detention. Instead, a new order for six months administrative detention was issued and confirmed on 1 February.

G4S, the world’s largest firm company and second-biggest private employer, equips Israeli prisons and detention centers where 6,800 Palestinian political prisoners, including 660 administrative detainees, are held and tortured, as well as the occupation forces and infrastructure that routinely massacre Palestinians while holding millions under military rule.

Join us to answer a united appeal by Palestinian prisoners for escalated boycotts of G4S.

Demand G4S immediately end its contracts with Israeli prisons and detention centers, occupation and security forces and checkpoints, and that Israel release al-Qeeq and Abu Rish, other administrative detainees and all Palestinian political prisoners.

Support the Palestinian people, the Palestinian prisoners, the Palestinian Resistance, and the liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea.