New Video: Palestinian women leaders and activists demand freedom for Bilal Kayed

On 12 July, Palestinians protested outside the offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross in El-Bireh to support Bilal Kayed, on hunger strike for 28 days, demanding his freedom. Video contains commentary from Sumoud Sa’adat, Khalida Jarrar, Rula Abu Deho and Um Raafat al-Qarawi.

Kayed was ordered to six months administrative detention following the completion of his 14.5-year sentence in Israeli prisons on 13 June, and began his hunger strike on 15 June. Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – Kayed’s party – and across political lines, are joining in steps of protest to demand Kayed’s freedom and the cancellation of his administrative detention.

Administrative detention orders, for imprisonment without charge or trial, are indefinitely renewable, issued on the basis of secret evidence. Kayed is among 750 Palestinians held without charge or trial, and 7000 total Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. International protests are taking place around the world this week demanding Kayed’s freedom and supporting his strike.

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