19 February, NYC: Protest to demand freedom for Mohammed al-Qeeq


Friday, 19 February
4:00 pm
G4S Offices, NYC – 17 W 44th St, NYC
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/992955017465666/
Organized by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

This Friday, Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qeeq, one of 650 administrative detainees held by Israel, will enter the 87th 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 rejecting medical treatment until he is freed from administrative detention without charge or trial without conditions.

In an urgent press conference convened on Friday night, 12 February, al-Qeeq’s wife, Fayha Shalash, called for meaningful action to free her husband at official and popular levels. Saying that al-Qeeq is “closer to death than to life,” Shalash called for people to take the streets in protest, and demanded action from Palestinian Authority officials as well as Palestinian political parties and factions.

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.