Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network calls upon all supporters of Palestine and Palestinian and Arab communities to join us in the March of Palestine: Unity of the Land, the People and the Resistance. This campaign, initiated by the Masar Badil, the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement, calls on all to take action for Palestine during the month of March, especially in the lead-up to Ramadan and amid major commemorations for the Palestinian cause, including: International Women’s Day, Martyrs’ Day, and Land Day.
In particular, we urge all to join us on 8 March, International Women’s Day, to demand freedom for all Palestinian women prisoners. On 11-18 March, join us in the International Campaign to Liberate the Bodies of the Palestinian Martyrs by holding events, demonstrations and actions in your cities. Click here to endorse the campaign.
Of course, the month of March 2023 is shaping up to be a major period of confrontation inside the occupation prisons, as the prisoners’ movement fights back against the frenzied attack by the fascist Israeli regime. There are over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners out of 4,750 in total held in administrative detention without charge or trial, while the Zionist government proceeds daily with a new attack on the prisoners, from laws to strip citizenship from Palestinian prisoners in occupied Palestine ’48 to the “execution law” currently being promulgated in the colonial Knesset. These attacks come because the Palestinian prisoners are at the core of the Palestinian resistance and the Palestinian people’s struggle for return and liberation. As Ramadan approaches amid the escalating confrontation and protest steps by the prisoners, we urge all to organize and stand with the prisoners as they put their bodies and lives on the line for freedom.
We are republishing below the statement calling for the March of Palestine and urge all organizations to join us in circulating it:
Towards a global campaign in March to support the Palestinian people and the prisoners’ movement!
The Masar Badil, the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement, calls upon all of its organizations and supporters to participate widely in organizing the March of Palestine: The Campaign to Defend the People and the Land and Support the Prisoners’ Movement, and to confront the criminal policies of the racist, Zionist colonial project throughout occupied Palestine. We emphasize the importance of developing broad popular participation in the international Campaign for the Liberation of the Bodies of the Martyrs, the commemoration of International Women’s Day and the 47th anniversary of Land Day.
The Masar’s Executive Committee affirmed that the month of March 2023 is a critically important occasion for participating in the events organized by the Alkarama Palestinian Women’s Mobilization to highlight the struggle of Palestinian and Arab women in defending the land, people and resistance and in upholding the Palestinian identity and collective memory.
The movement further urges all Palestinian and Arab communities and organizations, and the student and youth movements in universities, colleges and secondary schools to participate in supporting the historical battle waged by the Palestinian prisoners’ movement to confront the policies of the criminal Ben Gvir, to respond swiftly to the calls issued by the leadership of the prisoners’ movement in the occupation jails and to participate in the activities and mobilizations organized by the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network in Europe, North America and Latin America.
The Masar further calls on all organizations and supporters to respond to the call of the national Palestinian duty by strengthening the steadfastness of the impoverished popular classes in the refugee camps and other marginalized areas, especially in the holy month of Ramadan, and to consider this a month of steadfastness and unity that strengthens national and social solidarity among the Palestinian people inside and outside Palestine, in the homeland and in exile and diaspora.
Further, it is critical to confront, boycott and isolate the corporations and institutions involved in the crimes of plundering and stealing Palestinian and Arab land, especially those active around the world in supporting settlement projects in the Naqab, Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Golan Heights and the entire occupied homeland.