Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network salutes Al Falasteniyeh Media Network, a new Palestinian media initiative that aims to link Palestinians inside occupied Palestine and everywhere in exile and diaspora together with Arab and international liberation movements, with a clear and principled commitment to anti-normalization, return and liberation.
With the slogan, “From the River to the Sea to the World,” Al Falasteniyeh illustrates its commitment to Palestine as an indivisible unit, and the Palestinian people everywhere they are. Among its core principles is a commitment to amplify the voices and narratives of Palestinian prisoners, leaders of the Palestinian resistance locked behind colonial bars and subjected to torture, abuse and isolation. The Media Network will launch on 29 October at the March for Return and Liberation. We urge all to follow and share Al Falasteniyeh on Twitter and Instagram, and share their mission statement below:
Al Falasteniyeh is an independent English and Arabic language media network with in-country Palestinian journalists collaborating with staff around the globe.
Al Falasteniyeh aims to be an independent Palestinian media network that reports and produces unique creative content on all matters relating to the Palestinian people in Palestine and around the globe.
We wish to develop a contemporary and forward looking news network that uplifts the voices of Palestinians in the world today and resists the racist and oppressive narratives of Western and Zionist mainstream and state sponsored outlets. Our mission is to inform the world of the vast plurality of the Palestinians people, to share the richness of their history, and to highlight the present realities of their resistance and struggle for freedom.
Our political, ethical, and intellectual allegiance is with Palestinians living under israel occupation Palestine, from the river to sea, struggling for their liberation and seeking justice. Also, with Palestinians around the globe who engage in this struggle and who are striving for return to their homeland. We wish to empower the people of Palestine by spreading awareness, preserving their identity, amplifying their calls for organizing, and documenting their global movements for freedom.
Al Falasteniyeh recognizes and respects comprehensive resistance to occupation, imperialism and colonialism. As a media network we will amplify and highlight the militant, cultural, popular, political resistance of the Palestinian, Arab and international struggle for social and national liberation. We respect the political diversity of our region and will depict that in our programming. We respect the necessity for discussion, debate, and greater understanding.
We stand firmly against normalization with zionist occupation regime and its institutions and will support those struggling against occupation, racism, colonialism and western interventionism.
We reject the false designations and defamation by the occupying state and reactionary regimes that wish to silence the work of organizations working for prisoners rights, workers rights, woman’s right, access to healthcare, judicial rights, and freedom from journalistic oppression in Palestine , the Arab world, and all over the globe. We will expose these deceptions and untruths propagated by zionist media and their false portyal of the Palestinian peoples struggle.
Our network will also be a strong voice for gender equality within our movement and we will actively work against systems of racism, patriarchy and sexism that marginalize and bias within our movement.
We recognize the central role that the younger generations play in our movement and we wish to humbly follow this generation’s energy, vision, and leadership into the future.