#FreePalestinianStudents campaign growing at the University of Mirail in Toulouse

On Thursday, 2 December, the Collectif Palestine Vaincra, a member organization of the Samidoun Network in Toulouse, France, organized an information booth at the University of Mirail in Toulouse as part of the international campaign in support of Palestinian students imprisoned by the Israeli occupation. This campaign brings together more than 350 organizations around the world who have united their voices in support of Palestinian youth confronting the criminalization of their organizations and mass imprisonment.

For over two hours, the participants distributed hundreds of flyers and conducted many discussions with the students. They were outraged to hear about the Israeli occupation military raids taking place regularly on Palestinian campuses, such as Birzeit University. Moreover, many people did not know that hundreds of Palestinian students were imprisoned in Zionist jails each year.

On this occasion, dozens of students wrote messages in French and Arabic to the families of the imprisoned students. These cards will be directly transmitted to the families thanks to the work of Samidoun in occupied Palestine, which regularly visits the families of Palestinian prisoners. Among the many cards received, a young student concluded her solidarity message with: “We support your cause. I hope all Palestinians will be free one day! We think of you from Toulouse in France.” Another wrote: “Much courage to you from a student in Toulouse,” while another young person ended his message with: “You are in our hearts every day. Keep faith, joy will come. Palestine will win.”

Every month, the Collectif Palestine Vaincra organizes stands in different parts of the city to support campaigns for the Palestinian people and their resistance for the liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea. Contact the Collectif to get involved, or reach out to Samidoun Network to get involved in your local area outside of France.