In late July 2021, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network will be launching a delegation to Lebanon and the Palestinian refugee camps. The delegation, announced on the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Palestinian writer, leader and revolutionary Ghassan Kanafani, will include activists and organizers of the Samidoun Network based in Belgium, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and elsewhere.
“The delegation’s mission is primarily an expression of political and cultural solidarity and struggle, aiming to highlight the reality of Palestinians in the refugee camps today, as well as learning from and building upon the history of the Palestinian resistance movement and the Lebanese national movement.” – Mohammed Khatib, coordinator of Samidoun in Europe.
The delegation will deliver the funds raised by supporters around the world to create the “People’s Ambulance” of Beddawi camp, in partnership with the Arab Palestinian Cultural Club. It will meet with a number of Palestinian and Lebanese organizations, institutions, and popular and youth centers in the camps, as well as the national campaign to liberate Georges Abdallah and the Campaign to Boycott Supporters of “Israel” in Lebanon.
The delegation is self-funded by Samidoun Network and the participants taking part in the delegation and its meetings. However, the delegation also aims to support organizing and build resources in the Palestinian refugee camps and throughout Lebanon, which is currently experiencing an extreme financial crisis, the greatest burden of which is falling on the most marginalized.
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