Friday, 12 August
Gather at 4:00 pm, march at 5:30 pm
19 W. 44th Street – G4S Office
New York City
As Bilal Kayed enters his 60th day on hunger strike in the Zionist prisons of occupied Palestine, rally outside a Manhattan office of British-Danish security conglomerate G4S, a contractor with the Israeli prison system.
At 5:30 pm, we will march to another G4S office at 370 Lexington Avenue.
Bilal, one of 7,000 Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel, had been scheduled for years to be released on June 13, the end of a 14 1/2-year sentence by an Israeli military court in the occupied West Bank.
Instead, on the morning his family and friends planned to welcome him home, he was given an administrative detention order, a decree by an Israeli military commander sentencing him to six more months’ imprisonment, without charge or trial and subject to indefinite renewal.
Now one of 715 Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli prisons, Bilal launched a hunger strike on June 15 to demand his freedom.
Demand Israel release Bilal, other administrative detainees, and all Palestinian politicial prisoners immediately, and that occupation profiteer G4S end its contracts with Israeli prisons and detention centers, occupation and security forces, and checkpoints now.
Support the Palestinian people, the Palestinian prisoners, the Palestinian Resistance, and the liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea.
Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Committee to Stop FBI Repression
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition
International Action Center
International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
The Jericho Movement
Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
Labor for Palestine
NYC Free Peltier
NYC Students for Justice in Palestine