Week of Action for Palestinian Prisoners: Events and Actions around the world

Week of Action for Palestinian Prisoners: Events and Actions around the world

People and organizations around the world are preparing to mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day – April 17 – commemorated each year as a day of struggle for liberation for the Palestinian prisoners, on the front lines of confrontation, and the Palestinian people. Below are many of the actions and events taking place around the world to commemorate Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2021 and the Palestinian Prisoners’ Week of Action from April 17-23! This page will be updated with further events and actions.

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Please contact us via email at samidoun@samidoun.net or via WhatsApp at +32466904397 or over social media to send us your events and actions!

Germany

 Berlin:

Palestinian Prisoners’ Day
Saturday, 17 April
4:30 pm
Rathaus Neukolln, proceed to Hermannplatz
Berlin, Germany
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/250352313469887/

Stuttgart:

Palestinian Prisoners’ Day
Saturday, 17 April
11:00 am
Karlsplatz Flohmarkt
Stuttgart, Germany
Organized by Palästinakomitee Stuttgart

Koblenz:

Palestinian Prisoners’ Day
Saturday, 17 April
3:00 pm
Herz-Jesu-Kirche Vorplatz
Löhrrondell
Koblenz, Germany
More info: http://www.palaestina-koblenz.de/

Köln:

Palestinian Prisoners’ Day
Saturday, 17 April
4:00 pm
Domplatte
Köln, Germany

France

 Toulouse:

Palestine Stand — Freedom for all Palestinian prisoners!
Saturday, 17 April
1:00 PM
Metro Jean-Jaures
Toulouse, France
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/3930442683704788/

Paris:

International Day of Political Prisoners
Saturday, 17 April
2:00 PM
Place de la Reunion (Paris 20e)
Paris, France
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1343504396020068/

Auch:

Rally for Palestinian Prisoners
Saturday, 17 April
10:15 am

Alleys of Etigny
Auch, France

Tarbes:

Rally for Palestinian Prisoners and Georges Abdallah
Saturday, 17 April
10:30 am
Marcadieu Market
Tarbes, France

Grenay:

Gathering for Georges Abdallah and Palestinian Prisoners
Saturday, 17 April
11:00 am
Square de l’Amitie
Grenay, France

 Clermont-Ferrand:

Clermont-Ferrand’s Comédie – Freedom for all Palestinian prisoners !
Monday, 19 April
2:00 PM
La Comédie
Clermont-Ferrand, France
Organized by AFPS 63

Spain

 Madrid:

Freedom for political prisoners!
Saturday, April 17
12:00 pm
Plaza de la Provincia
Madrid, Spain
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/250303323487551

Galiza

 Galiza:

Wednesday, 21 April
12:30 pm

Galiza Parliament
Santiago de Compostela, Galiza

On April 21, at 12:30 p.m. the Palestine.gal Platform, of which Confederación Intersindical Galega is a part, will deliver a letter to the three parliamentary groups of the Galiza Parliament, in Santiago de Compostela, requesting a position condemning the situation of Palestinian prisoners.

Belgium

 Brussels:

Solidarity Rally with Palestinian Prisoners
Saturday, 17 April
3:00 pm
Gare Centrale (Carrefour de l’Europe)
Brussels, Belgium
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/286609239721400/

Britain/UK

 Manchester:

Free Palestinian political prisoners and #killthebill
Saturday, 17 April
1:00 pm
St. Peters Square
Manchester, Britain

 London:

Free Political Prisoners! Break the Chains! Protest
Saturday, 24 April
1:30 pm
Dalton Kingsland Overground
London, England
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/274066907611139/

Palestine

 Al-Arroub Camp:

يوم الأسير الفلسطيني
Saturday, 17 April
9:45 pm
(after Taraweeh prayer)
Al-Arroub camp, al-Khalil, occupied Palestine
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samidoun3/posts/1154434931696523

 Kobar:

اللي يِحبَّك يجيلَك عَ القَدَم ماشي
Sunday, 18 April
3 pm

Kobar, Ramallah, occupied Palestine
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/274066907611139/

 

Online Events and Actions

 Social Media Campaign:

Join Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association for a social media campaign for Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. To participate, post a photo with the following statement:
“On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, I stand against prosecuting Palestinian civilians in Israeli military courts” and Location (i.e. Jerusalem, Palestine/ NYC, USA/ London, UK, etc.) Addameer asks that you post the photo on your social media platforms on April 17, with the suggested hashtags #PalestinianPrisonersDay, #AgainstIsraeliMilitaryCourts, and tagging Addameer’s account so that we’re able to repost your statement.

Webinars:

#FreeThemAll : In Sumoud and Solidarity from the US to Palestine
Saturday, 17 April
10 am Pacific – 1 pm Eastern – 8 pm Palestine
Livestream: https://youtube.com/user/addameer21
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/448821483078478/
Organized by the AMED Studies program

LOVED ONES: Families of the Incarcerated
Voices from Palestine, Voices from Seattle
a live online Zoom performance
Saturday, April 17
11:00 AM Pacific Time
FREE – REGISTRATION REQUIRED at:  https://dunyaproductionsea.wixsite.com/seattle/events/loved-ones-families-of-the-incarcerated

Online Event: “L’affaire Georges Abdallah” with Said Bouamama
Saturday, 17 April
8 am Pacific – 11 am Eastern – 5 pm France – 6 pm Palestine
AFPS 59/62 Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/AFPS-5962-1646967182194184/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2918551358434327/

لا القيد ولا القضبان تضيع فينا العزيمة والأمل (Shackles and bars will not kill our determination — Arabic language event)
Sunday, 18 April
5 am Pacific – 8 am Eastern – 2 pm Sweden – 3 pm Palestine
Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89888938671
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2838583576397665/

Kumi Now Gathering on Administrative Detention
Tuesday, 20 April
8 am Pacific – 11 am Eastern – 6 pm Palestine
Register on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94679502800
Charlotte Kates of Samidoun will be speaking.

Take Action: Suggested Action Items

Please join us in taking action of the Week of Struggle! Your local actions are incredibly important in building the movement that is so necessary for the cause. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have been forced to organize indoors and online. We encourage activists and organizers to consider public, outdoor actions that you can take that are safe, creative and mobilizing, as well as letter-writing campaigns to support the prisoners. Here are a few action items. Please share yours with us at samidoun@samidoun.net.

1. Demonstrations, rallies and street actions – including actions to boycott Israel!

Have a protest or action to free Palestinian prisoners, support the Palestinian struggle for liberation, stand with the Palestinian resistance and boycott Israel and its complicit corporations. There are many different kinds of actions that you can take that are safe while still getting out on the streets – check out the Stand Palestine organized by Collectif Palestine Vaincra in Toulouse, France; or the outdoor informational gatherings in Aachen and Dusseldorf, Germany, organized by Samidoun Deutschland for Land Day and the Free Palestinian Students campaignWith Ramadan approaching, it’s important to highlight the campaign to boycott Israeli dates in particular! Include he Palestinian prisoners in your campaign against the agriculture of apartheid.

You can also check out the civil disobedience actions organized against Elbit, the arms manufacturer, by Palestine Action in the UK for direct actions targeting the apartheid war machine.

2. Letter Writing Actions

Support the steadfastness of Palestinian prisoners by writing letters to them. You can send them directly to Israeli prisons — making clear not only to the prisoners but also to the prison administration that the world is watching and Palestinian prisoners are not isolated. Click here to download one list of addresses for Palestinian prisoners – part of the #FreePalestinianStudents campaign.

In addition, Samidoun Palestine is in touch directly with the families of Palestinian prisoners. Take photos of your letters and send them to us via email at samidoun@samidoun.net or via WhatsApp at +32466904397. You can even send us a voice note to broadcast on the radio stations transmitted to the prisoners. Letter writing actions can be held in person (even outdoors) or virtually/remotely over any meeting solution.

3. Creative Actions

Creative actions are a wonderful way to spread the word and highlight the struggle of the Palestinian prisoners – even when you are engaging in physical distancing and health precautions. The banner hung by Samidoun España in Madrid at the University metro station highlighted the struggle of Palestinian students, while the campaign to symbolically rename streets after Georges Abdallah internationally commemorated his birthday and amplified the demand for his liberation.

These actions only require one, two or a few people. You can even simply poster and sticker around your neighbourhood. Contact us via email at samidoun@samidoun.net or via WhatsApp at +32466904397 if you are looking for image ideas or resources! 

4. Online/Virtual Events and Webinars

We still have plenty to share with each other via online events and webinars, which can enable us to connect easily and freely across borders and barriers. Host a webinar or event — or a cultural gathering with poetry and music — highlighting the struggle of Palestinian prisoners.

Please note: Samidoun has speakers that can participate in your webinars in Arabic, English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish and other languages. Contact us via email at samidoun@samidoun.net or via WhatsApp at +32466904397 to inquire about a Samidoun speaker! 

Endorse or Submit Your Action

Please use the form below — or contact us via email at samidoun@samidoun.net or via WhatsApp at +32466904397 or over social media to send us your events and actions!