On Saturday, 26 March during the weekly market in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers, France, Samidoun Région Parisienne held its monthly stand. These stands provide an opportunity to launch discussions with residents about the need for solidarity with the Palestinian resistance and the current reality of Israeli occupation and apartheid. As usual, the group met with a very warm welcome, with many people stopping at the stand to pick up literature or learn more about our activities.
Several posters of the Unified Campaign for the Liberation of Georges Abdallah underlined the importance of mobilizing for the Paris demonstration on 2 April, the international day for the release of Georges Abdallah, the Lebanese Arab struggler for Palestine and the longest-held political prisoner in Europe. Georges Abdallah has been jailed in France for 37 years despite being eligible for release since 1999.
In parallel with the actions and rallies in Palestine in support of prisoners and mothers of prisoners as part of Palestinian Mother’s Day, we expressed our support for the 31 women unjustly imprisoned in Damon prison. Many people showed solidarity for these imprisoned women, including members of France Insoumise and the Anti-Imperialist Front .
We also collected many words of support and solidarity for our monthly letter-posting to Palestinian female prisoners. The card addressed to Nafeth Hammad, a 16-year-old girl (14 at the time of her arrest) detained at Damon, received particular attention. Here are 14 of the 19 letters sent this month by Samidoun RP :
In addition, we displayed two banners against the dissolution of the Collectif Palestine Vaincra, which has filed a legal appeal against this extremely serious attack against the entire solidarity movement with Palestine. Please sign the petition of support an circulate it!
Finally, we distributed many flyers to call for mobilization on Saturday 2 April from 3 p.m. at the Barbès metro station for the march in support of the Palestinian resistance organized by the Palestine Resistance Support Coordination.
Samidoun Région Parisienne would like to warmly thank all the people who met at the stand. To participate in sending letters of support to women prisoners at Damon, do not hesitate to contact us on our social networks (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.