On Saturday, 19 November, Samidoun Paris Region held a Palestine stand during the Aubervilliers market in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. While three prisoners held without charge or trial under administrative detention recently suspended their hunger strikes with arrangements for their release or the end of their imprisonment without charge or trial, Hisham Abu Hawash and Louay al-Ashqar have continued to strike for 102 days and 47 days, respectively. These Palestinian prisoners have put their bodies and lives on the line to fight injustice and confront the Israeli occupation.
Passersby expressed significant support for these freedom fighters and joined in displaying posters to #FreeThemAll. Many visited the Samidoun stand to learn more about the situation of the 4,650 Palestinians imprisoned by Israel. They learned about the systematic Israeli practice of torture, imprisonment of Palestinian children, and the mass use of administrative detention (imprisonment without charge or trial on the basis of “secret evidence” for up to 6 months, indefinitely renewable).
In addition, the stand organizers distributed hundreds of flyers to people attending the market. These flyers called for the boycott of Israel to isolate the occupation state and called for the immediate release of Georges Abdallah, the Lebanese Arab Communist struggler for Palestine imprisoned in France since 1984.
Samidoun Région Parisienne plans to organize stalls regularly at the Aubervilliers market. Do not hesitate to contact us by email or on our various social networks (Facebook , Twitter and Instagram) if you wish to participate!