Events and Endorsers: Join the Week of Action to Free Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian Prisoners, 15-22 January 2022

Palestinian prisoners are resistance leaders, on the front lines for justice and liberation, enduring hunger strikes and struggling relentlessly with an unbreakable will toward freedom. Join Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and organizers for justice and liberation in Palestine around the world for the International Week of Action to Free Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian Prisoners, 15 January to 22 January 2022. 

Ahmad Sa’adat is the imprisoned General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a Palestinian national liberation movement leader and a symbol of the international left and revolutionary movements.

On 15 January 2022, we will mark the 20th anniversary of Sa’adat’s arrest by the Palestinian Authority in the context of “security cooperation” with the Israeli occupation. After Israeli forces violently abducted him from the PA’s Jericho Prison, he was sentenced to 30 years in Israeli prison on 25 December 2008, accused of leading a prohibited organization and of “incitement.” The PFLP, like all Palestinian political parties and resistance organizations, is labeled a “prohibited organization” by the Israeli occupation authorities.

Sa’adat is a leader in the Palestinian prisoners’ movement and the Palestinian national liberation movement and a Palestinian, Arab and international symbol of resistance to Zionism, capitalism, racism, apartheid and colonization. Targeted for his political role and clarity of vision, he remains unsilenced and unbroken, despite the oppression imposed upon him and 4,650 fellow Palestinian political prisoners.

On 15-22 January 2022, join our collective call for the freedom of Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian prisoners. Take action to escalate the boycott of Israel, end aid and support to Israel, organize for justice in Palestine and resist imperialism and colonialism.



Organize your own event for the week of action! Email us at to give us the time, date and details. Stay tuned for more announcements, including from Marseille and Tarbes!

Friday, 14 January

Demonstration for the liberation of Ahmad Sa’adat, Georges Abdallah and all Palestinian Prisoners
5:00 pm
Place Jean Ferrat – Metro 2 Menilmontant
Organized by the Unitary Campaign for the Liberation of Georges Abdallah

Saturday, 15 January

Stand Palestine: Free Ahmad Sa’adat
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aubervilliers market, 25 rue Ferragus
Organized by Samidoun Région Parisienne

Palestine Stand: Free Ahmad Sa’adat!
From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Metro Capitole – Toulouse, France
Organized by Collectif Palestine Vaincra

Film screening – KOFIA: A Revolution Through Music
POSTPONED due to public health restrictions — check the ticketing site and FB for updates!

Panel: Palestinian Liberation – a New Path Forward
2:00 pm
1803 E 1st Ave
Vancouver, BC
Organized by Samidoun Vancouver, Palestinian Youth Movement, Canada Palestine Association, ILPS Canada, BDS Vancouver Coast Salish

Sunday, 16 January

Film Screening: Fedayin, Georges Abdallah’s Fight
6:15 pm
Ratiborstraße 14C, 10999 Berlin, Deutschland
Organized by Samidoun Deutschland

Online Event
Webinar: The Palestinian Cause, the Prisoners’ Movement and the Case of Ahmad Sa’adat
12 pm Pacific, 3 pm Eastern, 9 pm central Europe, 10 pm Palestine
Register to join online:
Organized by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Monday, 17 January

Kundgebung: Freiheit für Georges Abdullah
Am 17.01.2022 um 15 Uhr
Französische Botschaft
Am Pariser Platz 5
10117 Berlin

Tuesday, 18 January

Manchester – Online Event
Free Palestinian Political Prisoners – film, discussion, fundraiser
7:30 pm British time (11:30 am Pacific, 2:30 pm Eastern, 8:30 pm Europe, 9:30 Palestine)
Organized by Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!

Wednesday, 19 January

Jersey City
Palestinian Prisoner Letter-writing Social
6:00 pm
Samia Grill, 680 NJ-440, Jersey City
Organized by Samidoun NY/NJ
More info: 

Thursday, 20 January

Palestine Solidarity: Free all Palestinian Prisoners
6:00 pm
Préfecture des Bouches du Rhône
Organized by Rouges Vifs / ANC 13 and PCF 13

Picket for Palestine – Free Palestinian Prisoners!
6:30 pm
458 Oxford Street, London

Friday, 21 January

Rally to defend Al-Naqab
6:00 pm
Kapnikareas Square

Saturday, 22 January

Brooklyn/New York City
Speak out to free Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian Prisoners!
2:00 pm
7114 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Rally and postering to free Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian prisoners
2:00 pm
Commercial/Broadway Skytrain Station, Vancouver

Stand for Palestine
12 pm to 4:00 pm
Plein ’40 – ’45
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Free Palestine Rolling Picket
1:00 pm
Ealing Broadway, W5
Meet Outside HSBC
Organized by West London FRFI

3:00 pm
Via Padova and Via Giacosa
Milano, Italy

2:00 pm
Garema Place, Civic
Canberra, Australia

3:00 pm
Bahnhof Altona (vor dem Mercado, Ottenser Hauptstraße 10)
Hamburg, Germany

Rally for Palestinian prisoners
2:00 pm
outside the Mairie de Tarbes
Tarbes, France
Organized by Collectif 65 pour la libération de Georges Abdallah

Screening of Fedayin and discussion with Collectif Palestine Vaincra
5:00 pm
26 rue d’Isoard Marseille (local JC)
Marseille, France

Sunday, 23 January

Film Screening: Fedayin, Georges Abdallah’s Fight
3:30 pm
Kafé 44,  Tjärhovsgatan 46, 116 28 Stockholm, Sweden

Protest to free Nasser Abu Hamid, Ahmad Sa’adat and Palestinian Prisoners
1:00 pm
Israeli Consulate/Consulat d’Israel Montreal
1 Westmount Square
Montreal, QC



Your organizational endorsement is welcome! Click here to add your endorsement for the Week of Action.


Sa’adat’s case represents the colonial nature of Israeli imprisonment that aims to target the legitimate leadership of the Palestinian people. His boycott of the Zionist military courts reflects his principled commitment to reject colonization in all forms. His case also reflects the role of imperialist powers like the United States, Britain and Canada, and the collusion of the Palestinian Authority and its “security coordination” regime in the oppression of the Palestinian people and the Palestinian resistance.

While held in the PA’s Jericho Prison, Sa’adat and his comrades were held under U.S, British, Canadian and other foreign guards. Some of those same British guards previously served to guard Irish Republican prisoners in the occupied North of Ireland. After a violent Israeli attack, Ahmad Sa’adat and his comrades are now serving lengthy sentences in Israeli prisons.

This is just one of the devastating consequences for Palestinians of the Madrid-Oslo path and the creation of the Palestinian Authority in the so-called “peace process” that has been in reality a project for the liquidation of the Palestinian liberation movement.

Join us to demand freedom for Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli occupation prisons. Prisoners of the Palestinian liberation movement continue to be held in international jails as well, especially Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, jailed in France for 37 years despite being eligible for release since 1999; the Holy Land Foundation 5 in the U.S.; and Issam Hijjawi Bassalat in British jails; and we join the call for their liberation.

Also, just as Sa’adat was persecuted by the Israeli occupation for leading an “illegal organization”, the PFLP and other Palestinian resistance groups are listed in the U.S., Europe, Canada and elsewhere on so-called “terrorist lists”. These designations are used to criminalize resistance, much as the Palestinian prisoners are criminalized. Now, the Israeli occupation is attempting to use terror designations to suppress organizing and activism from grassroots organizations and civil society groups. “Terror” labels are used as a colonial weapon against resistance movements, and we affirm: Resistance is a right!

“The Palestinian struggle for national liberation is part and parcel of the international movement of peoples for national liberation, international racial and economic justice, and an end to occupation, colonialism and imperialism.” – Ahmad Sa’adat

Palestine will be free, from the river to the sea! 

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  1. Organize events, actions and protests to demand freedom for Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian prisoners! Protest in public squares, campuses and community spaces. Organize a Palestine Stand or a letter writing event to write to Sa’adat and his fellow Palestinian prisoners. Email us at to inform us about your events or actions.
  2. Screen the film “Fedayin”, on the life and struggle of Georges Abdallah. Ahmad Sa’adat and Georges Abdallah are comrades who constantly salute each others’ struggles and maintain a political correspondence despite miles of distance and prison walls. To organize a screening, email and
  3. #ShutElbitDown: Palestine Action won an important victory against British repression of the courageous activists who have confronted Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit Systems with red paint and creative direct action. Elbit in Oldham is shutting down! Help support the campaign by organizing actions to #ShutElbitDown in your area. Learn more at
  4. Join the social media campaign. Post a photo or a video with a message calling for freedom for Ahmad Sa’adat and his fellow Palestinian prisoners and the hashtag #FreeAhmadSaadat. You can use the posters below. Send us your photo by emailing us at or contacting us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  5. Boycott Israel! Ahmad Sa’adat says: “I call on all forces of progress, freedom and democracy to stand by the struggle of our people through all forms of boycott: political, economic, academic and cultural of the occupation state and the creation of a real economic cost for its industries of colonization and settlement and escalating the global campaigns for boycott of all corporations that support and invest in the occupation militarily and economically.” Don’t buy Israeli goods, and campaign to end investments in corporations that profit from the occupation. Join direct actions to challenge war profiteers and boycott complicit corporations like Puma and HP.














Statements and Writings by Ahmad Sa’adat

Resources and Articles on Ahmad Sa’adat