On Saturday, 16 October, the newest chapter of the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network — Samidoun Région Parisienne — launched its first Palestine stand in Aubervilliers, France, amid a bright and sunny day. The new Paris chapter introduced itself to the local community at the downtown open market, distributing flyers in support of Palestinian liberation and the defense of Palestinian prisoners, calling for the release of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, and promoting the boycott of Israel. During the stand, the generous and warm reception the activists received from passers-by and community members encouraged them to continue their work and organizing for Palestine!
France and the Israeli occupation are strategic allies, and the French government continues to attempt to criminalize solidarity with the Palestinian people and their resistance. This is an important struggle to take up in our cities, towns and communities, as in Aubervilliers. We can participate in this struggle in a concrete way; here in France, as well as in Palestine, there is a common struggle against imperialism and racism.
Samidoun Région Parisienne also supports the struggle for the liberation of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, a Lebanese Communist and Palestinian resistance fighter imprisoned in France since 1984, despite being eligible for release since 1999. Just like all 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners unjustly detained by the Israeli occupation, supporting Georges Abdallah is support for the legitimacy of the Palestinian people’s resistance to colonialism.
With this in mind, Samidoun Paris Region will regularly hold stands at the market in downtown Aubervilliers alongside other activities for Palestine. Please contact Samidoun Région Parisienne to participate!
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To join in the actions to support Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, you can register for the bus that will go to the demonstration on Saturday, October 23 in Lannemezan (65) to demonstrate in front of the prison where he is ijailed. Contact the Unitary Campaign for the Liberation of Georges Abdallah by email to register for the Paris bus: Campagne.firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, a fundraiser has been set up to help finance the bus: https://www.cotizup.com/liberezgeorgesabdallah