Éirígí Activists mark Week of Action to Free Ahmed Sa’adat in Ireland

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network received the following report from Éirígí in Ireland about their involvement in the campaign to free Ahmad Sa’adat this week. Solidarity from Ireland to Palestine!

Sunday, 16 January, saw Éirígí activists in Limerick join an international week of solidarity actions in support of Ahmad Sa’adat and thousands of other Palestinian political prisoners being held in Israeli gaols. #FreeSaadat

The static picket, which took place at the ‘Poor Man’s Kilkee’ in the city saw them holding Limerick and Éirígí flags alongside images of the imprisoned Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the imprisonment of Ahmad Sa’adat, initially by the Palestinian Authority, and then later by Israel.

Sa’adat, was elected Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine just months prior to his initial detention by Palestinian Authority forces working at the behest of Israel.

Israel’s storming of a Palestinian jail and subsequent kidnapping of Sa’adat and five other Palestinian political prisoners in 2006 showed the world how little sovereignty had actually been granted to the nascent Palestinian Authority.

Following his illegal kidnapping by Israel, Sa’adat was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment in December 2008, by a special Israeli military court.

Sa’adat’s incarceration has been marked by long periods in isolation which were broken only by successful mass hunger strike campaigns.

Today, there remains over 4,600 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails.  Many of whom are detained indefinitely without a release date and often with little or no credible evidence.

Éirígí For A New Republic calls again for the release of Ahmad Sa’adat and all the other political prisoners imprisoned by Israel.

We also take this opportunity to extend our solidarity to the Palestinian people in their continuing resistance against unending Israeli land-grabs and aggression. #ForANewRepublic #FreePalestine