23 April, Vancouver: Stand for Palestine: Outreach for Palestinian Prisoners’ Freedom

Saturday, 23 April
12 pm 
Surrey Central Skytrain Station
Surrey, BC
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Join us for a stand for outreach: flyer distribution, petitions and info for justice in Palestine at Surrey Central Skytrain Station on Saturday, April 23 from 12 pm – 2 pm!
This action is part of the 10 Days of Struggle for Palestinian Prisoners.

Every year, 17 April marks Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, an international day of action, solidarity and resistance for the liberation of all Palestinian prisoners. This year, in 2022, join us to stand with the Palestinian prisoners’ movement, the Palestinian people and their resistance in the struggle for liberation.As we mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2022, there are nearly 4,500 Palestinian prisoners behind bars in Israeli jails. Of these, 530 are jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention. There are 160 child prisoners, 32 women prisoners and 549 serving life sentences. Palestinian prisoners are from all areas of occupied Palestine: there are 70 from occupied Palestine ’48, a number that has only escalated particularly in the year since the Unity uprising of May 2021; over 500 Palestinian Jerusalemite prisoners; and 210 Palestinian prisoners from besieged Gaza.

Palestinians in exile and diaspora as well as Arab and international strugglers for Palestine are also jailed as political prisoners. In the United States, the Holy Land Foundation Five are imprisoned for sentences of up to 65 years for their charitable work for Palestine. Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, the Lebanese Arab struggler for Palestine, has been jailed in France for over 37 years and denied release to Lebanon by intervention at the highest levels of the French and U.S. governments. Fusako Shigenobu, longtime struggler for Palestine, remains imprisoned in Japan awaiting release.