8-15 July, Tampa: Week of Action to Free Bilal Kayed

8-15 July
Tampa, Florida
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/901608496614201/
Organized by Love Has No Borders

smallbanerOn July 8th, Love Has No Borders will answer the global call to action coming from Palestine for prisoner Bilal Kayed who has been on hungerstrike since June 15th to protest his unjust imprisonment under Israel’s illegal administrative detention. Info about Bilal’s struggle – and the struggle of hundreds of other Palestinians, including children, inside of Israeli occupation prisons may be found here:. http://samidoun.net/2016/07/8-15-july-call-to-action-to-free-bilal-kayed-and-commemorate-ghassan-kanafani/

Several LHNB members will be hungerstriking during the entire week of action in solidarity with Bilal, and the hundreds of other prisoners who have vowed to join his hungerstrike in solidarity.

WE WILL BE KICKING OFF THE WEEK OF ACTION WITH A 24 HOUR LONG SOLIDARITY HUNGER STRIKE- ALL ARE WELCOMED TO JOIN! We are asking folks to spend the week raising awareness about Bilal’s struggle! This includes blog posts, articles, poetry and arts shared on the event page through the week. Whether you would like to take a photo of yourself with a sign of support, make a painting, street art, street theatre, writing- let’s quake the occupation jails with our solidarity!

Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed has now been on hunger strike since the morning of June 15th, demanding his freedom. On 13 June, he was slated for release after 14 and one-half years in Israeli prison. Instead of being released, however, he was ordered by the Israeli occupation military to six months in indefinitely-renewable administrative detention without charge or trial.

On July 5, Kayed will face a hearing to confirm the administrative detention order against him in an Israeli military court. His previous hearing was postponed when he refused to attend, declaring the military courts and the entire administrative detention law to be illegitimate. Within Israeli prisons, hundreds of fellow Palestinian prisoners – many his comrades in the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – are engaged in protest actions, including hunger strikes, demanding Kayed’s freedom. In early July, Kayed’s comrades have declared that hundreds of Palestinian prisoners will join his open-ended hunger strike if he is not released.