Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is joining with the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine to call for a global day of action on 28 October in support of Maher al-Akhras, the Palestinian prisoner jailed without charge or trial now on his 92nd day of hunger strike.
Maher al-Akhras is jailed without charge or trial under Israeli administrative detention along with approximately 350 other Palestinians. They are among 4,400 total Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. He launched his hunger strike immediately after being ordered to administrative detention after he was seized by Israeli occupation forces in July 2020. In the past, he has spent nearly four years jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention. These detention orders, based on secret evidence, are indefinitely renewable, and Palestinians spend years at a time under administrative detention.
The hunger strike is an individual and collective tool used by Palestinian prisoners, putting their bodies and lives on the line in the struggle for freedom.
We urge all supporters of Palestine to join in the global hunger strike for Maher al-Akhras on Wednesday, 28 October and to share the following images on social media and elsewhere along with your personal photos, videos and statements. Please share your contributions with us at Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network on Facebook, @SamidounPP on Twitter, and at firstname.lastname@example.org, and with the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine.