Salutes of freedom and welcome to Hisham Abu Hawash and Miqdad Qawasmeh, both released from Israeli occupation prisons today. Hisham Abu Hawash’s 141-day hunger strike to win his freedom from administrative detention without charge or trial captivated the world. Miqdad Qawasmeh, a Palestinian university student, stood up for his fellow imprisoned students with his 114-day hunger strike against administrative detention.
Today, there are over 500 administrative detainees engaged in an ongoing boycott of the Israeli military courts. There are over 4,650 Palestinian political prisoners putting their bodies and lives on the line for liberation every day.
Hisham, Miqdad and their brothers and sisters behind bars are leaders of the liberation movement and true heroes of struggle. We salute them on this day of liberation — they are examples for us all in their sacrifice and steadfastness for freedom, not only for themselves, but for all of Palestine, from the river to the sea.