Friday, 17 September
Rep Jan Schakowsky’s Office
5333 N Broadway
Organized by the US Palestinian Community Network
HICAGO CALL TO ACTION: Join us THIS FRIDAY at 4:00 PM in front of @janschakowsky ‘s Chicago office (5533 N Broadway) to stand in support of ALL Palestinian Political Prisoners and demand @janschakowsky sign on to #HR2590 (LINK IN BIO)
On the morning of September 6th, 2021, six Palestinian political prisoners freed themselves through a tunnel from Gilboa prison, one of Israel’s highest security detention centers. Since the escape, Israel has been viciously cracking down on other prisoners by denying food, cutting yard time, raiding cells, and physically attacking them.
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) is also expanding its collective punishment outside of the prisons by arresting family members of the six escaped heroes. Recently, four out of the six have been captured by the IOF, and since their re-imprisonment, our four heroes have been denied lawyer visitation and, according to Palestinian lawyers , are expected to face brutal, violent forms of interrogation and torture. One of the four, Zakaria Zubeidi, is reportedly in the hospital after being beaten upon his recapture. In response over 1,000 prisoners across Palestine have announced they will begin an open hunger strike this Friday, calling for an end to Israeli repression.
We call on U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky to cosponsor HR2590 (the Palestinian Children and Families Act) TODAY and to hold Israel accountable for its continued war crimes and violations of international law. We condemn apartheid Israel’s brutal oppression of Palestinians on every level, paid for by U.S. tax dollars, including the denial of Palestinians their right to life and liberation on their own land.