Dozens of active members of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network throughout Europe participated in the summer camp of the Masar Badil, the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement, in Germany between 23 and 28 July 2023. Participants in the camp, including members and supporters of the Masar, came from France, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Sweden, the United States and Canada.
The summer camp included several internal organizational workshops, cultural activities and sports events, and participants discussed their plans for the movement’s upcoming conference in late October, titled “The Right to Return and Freedom for Prisoners,” marking the second anniversary of the founding of the Masar Badil, and the upcoming annual mass march in Lannemezan, France, for the liberation of imprisoned Lebanese revolutionary and struggler for Palestine Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, jailed in French prisons for nearly 39 years.
Participants in the camp also discussed the common struggle against repression in Europe, noting the escalating waves of defamation and repression targeting the Samidoun Network, including the Collectif Palestine Vaincra, in Germany, France, Spain and other countries. “Holding the camp successfully at this time and coming together to plan our next steps is an important and necessary step for our movement,” a Masar spokesperson said.
In conclusion, the participants in the camp affirmed their commitment to confront repression, racism and the campaign launched by the occupation regime with Zionist organizations in Europe and North America, targeting Palestinian community organiing, Palestine solidarity action and supporters of the resistance in exile and diaspora. The camp also presented several recommendations and proposals to develop the role of the Masar Badil movement and increase its presence in all levels of struggle, including political and media work.