Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

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Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is a network of organizers and activists working to build solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in their struggle for freedom. Samidoun developed out of the September-October 2011 hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, seeing a need for a dedicated network to support Palestinian prisoners. We work to raise awareness and provide resources about Palestinian political prisoners, their conditions, their demands, and their work for freedom for themselves, their fellow prisoners, and their homeland. We also work to organize campaigns to make political change and advocate for Palestinian prisoners’ rights and freedoms.

Started 3 petitions

Petitioning Mahmoud Abbas

Lift the sanctions on Gaza and end repression in the West Bank

PA security forces attacked Palestinian protesters marching in Ramallah on Wednesday, 13 June, as they demanded an end to the PA’s sanctions imposed on Gaza. The Ramallah Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas has imposed a series of sanctions on Palestinians in Gaza, including cuts to PA public employees’ salaries, delays of medical transfers, restrictions on remittances and refusal to pay electricity bills. These sanctions have worked in tandem with the siege on Gaza imposed by Israel with the cooperation and complicity of Arab regimes, including Egypt, as well as the United States and the European Union. Palestinians launched their campaign to end the sanctions and stand together with their fellow Palestinians in Gaza with a march of over 1500 in Ramallah on 10 June, after over 130 Palestinians in Gaza were killed by Israeli occupation forces as they participated in the Great Return March. The Great Return March is an ongoing popular demonstration demanding Palestinian refugees’ right to return, denied them for over 70 years, and an end to the siege on Gaza. These popular protests have been met with extreme violence and brutality by Israeli forces, who have killed children, paramedics and journalists as they covered the peaceful demonstrations. Amid these struggles in Gaza and the devastating Israeli siege, PA sanctions have operated to intensify poverty,  unemployment and lack of basic services such as electricity.

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
345 supporters
Petitioning Avigdor Lieberman, Avichai Mendelbilt, Brigadier General Sharon Afek, Benjamin Netanyahu

Free Khalida Jarrar, Palestinian parliamentarian and feminist

Khalida Jarrar is a Palestinian organizer, parliamentarian, leftist and feminist. She has been imprisoned since 2 July 2017 - without charge and without trial - under Israeli "administrative detention." Khalida's administrative detention was already renewed once, and the current order expires on 30 June 2018. It has reportedly been renewed once more, but not yet confirmed by the military court. It's very important to raise attention about her case now in order to pressure for her release and prevent the Israeli occupation from extending her detention once more.  Khalida is one of Palestine's foremost advocates for freedom and justice. As Vice-Chair of the Board of Addameer, she works to free Palestinian political prisoners. Within the Palestinian Legislative Council, she is a member of the Palestinian national committee to bring Palestinian cases to the International Criminal Court and hold Israeli officials accountable internationally. Khalida must be free, and our voices must be heard to support her struggle. 

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
3,174 supporters
Petitioning Israeli Occupation Forces, Benjamin Netanyahu, Ministry of Justice

Free Khalida Jarrar and Khitam Saafin Now

In the early morning hours of Sunday 2 July 2017, armed Israeli occupation soldiers raided the home of Palestinian parliamentarian Khalida Jarrar, a prominent leftist leader, feminist, and human rights advocate, arresting her and confiscating her belongings. At the same time, armed occupation forces raided the family home of Khitam Saafin, president of the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees and prominent struggler for the liberation of Palestinian women and the Palestinian people. We demand their immediate release.

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
4,518 supporters