Toulouse action mobilizes for the liberation of Walid Daqqah, all Palestinian prisoners

Around the world, initiatives and actions have been growing in support of the freedom of Walid Daqqah, the Palestinian intellectual and freedom fighter imprisoned since 1986 by the Israeli occupation, especially inspired by the call of his family and the international campaign for his release. Daqqah was again refused early release on 31 May, despite the fact that he is suffering from a rare cancer, requiring him to receive appropriate treatment outside the prison system. His family called this decision “permission for his execution.”

The Collectif Palestine Vaincra mobilized in Toulouse, France on Friday, 2 June near the Bagatelle metro station in a Palestine Stand calling for Daqqah’s freedom and the liberation of all Palestinian prisoners.

Organizers distributed over 700 leaflets and had many discussions with passers-by on the situation of Walid Daqqah and the policy of medical neglect by the Zionist regime. There are around 600 sick Palestinian prisoners, including 200 with chronic illnesses, and they are not receiving appropriate medical care. Posters and banners also demanded the release of all 4,900 Palestinian political prisoners, denouncing the ongoing attacks against Georges Abdallah, the Lebanese struggler imprisoned in France for 38 years; Ahmad Sa’adat, the imprisoned general secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who was just isolated for over three weeks; and others.

Many people visiting the stand learned about various campaigns of the Collectif Palestine Vaincra, including the campaign against the “sister city” relationship between Toulouse and Tel Aviv, and the campaign to boycott PUMA. The Collectif Palestine Vaincra is a member organization of the Samidoun Network.

People took many free leaflets and stickers to raise awareness about the Palestinian cause and build the solidarity movement. Many who visited the table posed for solidarity photos in support of Walid Daqqah, highlighting the level of popular support for the Palestinian prisoners’ cause.

The action was an opportunity to meet, discuss and show solidarity with Palestine and its prisoners. The Collectif thanks everyone who came to show support, bring bottles of water or make a donation. As the Palestinian people confront occupation, colonialism and apartheid, our solidarity with the Palestinian resistance is of strategic importance to support the struggle until return and the liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea! Do not hesitate to join us during our next activities that the Collectif Palestine Vaincra organizes regularly in Toulouse and to follow us on our various social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Telegram).