Victory for Hisham Abu Hawash after 141 days of hunger strike

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network salutes Hisham Abu Hawash, who suspended his hunger strike today, 4 January, after 141 days of strike. He will win his freedom on 26 February. Abu Hawash’s victory shows the power of the prisoners’ resistance to win their freedom, arm in arm with the Palestinian people and their resistance, the Arab people, and the international cause of justice and liberation. Now is the time to redouble our efforts to free all Palestinian prisoners and bring the system of administrative detention — and the entire Israeli regime — down.

Right now, 500 Palestinian prisoners held under administrative detention are boycotting the military courts to demand an end to that system. They are among over 4,500 Palestinian political prisoners struggling for freedom.

Now is the time to intensify our mobilization to bring administrative detention to an end and support the Palestinian prisoners’ movement in struggle. Organize actions for the Week of Action to Free Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian Prisoners from 15-22 January 2022. 

This victory was achieved through Hisham’s struggle and sacrifice and through the resistance of the prisoners’ movement and the Palestinian people. Freedom for all Palestinian prisoners — freedom for Palestine, from the river to the sea!