Wednesday, 17 August
On 12 August Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed entered his 60th day of hungerstrike against his “administrative detention” (imprisonment without trial) by the Israeli state. In solidarity with comrade Bilal, other leading members of the Palestinian resistance movement have joined the prison protest. Living in Britain, we have a responsibility to break the chains and end our state’s support for Israel.
The Palestinian prisoners campaign Samidoun has put out the following call to action:
“At this urgent moment, we call on all people of conscience, Palestinian and Palestine solidarity organizations and social justice movements to escalate the struggle for freedom for Bilal Kayed. The designation of a court date two months away is an open declaration of the Israeli desire to assassinate Bilal Kayed and suppress the prisoners’ movement. As Bilal Kayed enters his 60th day of hunger strike, let us make 12 August-20 August days of action for Bilal’s liberation and Palestine’s liberation!
We urge all international supporters of the Palestinian prisoners, the Palestinian people and their struggle for justice and liberation to escalate protests, organizing and struggle for freedom to confront these threats to the life of Bilal Kayed and support his urgent battle for freedom.”
Join us on the streets of Manchester with flags, banners, candles and voices:
Free Bilal Kayed!
Free all Palestinian political prisoners!