Samidoun España joined a number of organizations in the Spanish capital Madrid to mark 73 years of ongoing Nakba and 73 years of ongoing Palestinian resistance with 73 hours of actions, demonstrations, presentations and artistic interventions.
On Friday, 28 May, Hadeel Shatara, the coordinator of Samidoun Network in occupied Palestine, addressed a gathering in Rivas-Vaciamadrid over a video link. Her presentation on the current situation in Palestine on the ground came alongside films, performances and presentations by activists based in Madrid, including Jaldía Abubakra, founder of Alkarama Palestinian Women’s Mobilization and member of Samidoun España.
On Saturday, 29 May, Jaldía Abubakra, Daniel Lobato (of Samidoun and Unadikum) and Khaled Mursi (of Samidoun and Al Yudur Palestinian Youth) spoke about the Palestinian people’s struggle at an event in Hortaleza, Madrid. They discussed the prisoners’ movement, the siege on Gaza, the fight to defend homes in Jerusalem and the movement for return and liberation for Palestine, including the upcoming Alternative Palestinian Path (Masar Badil) conference in Madrid.
On Tuesday, 1 June, many Palestine solidarity groups in Madrid will gather for a demonstration at 7 pm at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, calling for the Spanish government to take action to free Juani Ruiz Rishmawi, the Spanish aid worker with the Health Work Committees unjustly imprisoned by Israel as a political detainee since April.