12 February, NYC: Protest to free Mohammed al-Qeeq and stop G4S

(Photo by Erik McGregor)
(Photo by Erik McGregor)

Friday, 12 February
4:00 pm
G4S Offices, NYC – 17 W 44th St, NYC
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/569809956528041/
Organized by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

This Friday, Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qeeq, one of 660 administrative detainees held by Israel, will enter the 80th day of an open hunger strike against his indefinite imprisonment without charge or trial.

On 4 February, al-Qeeq rejected the decision of the Israeli Supreme Court to “suspend” his administrative detention due to his health, for later reimposition. He announced that he was continuing his hunger strike and rejection of medical treatment until he is freed from administrative detention without charge or trial without conditions.

Al-Qeeq’s wife, Fayhaa Shalash, told reporters on 5 February that his health had continued to decline and he was no longer responsive to visitors.

G4S, the world’s largest firm company and second-biggest private employer, equips Israeli prisons and detention centers where 6,800 Palestinian political prisoners 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, 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.