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On Wednesday February 27, speaking at a CODEPINK supported Town Hall at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C., Rep. Ilhan Omar said “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country.” For this statement of truth, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader […]

Feminist Palestinian lawmaker free after 20 months in prison without trial

Khalida Jarrar is released from Israeli custody following almost two years under administrative detention. Palestinian parliament member Khalida Jarrar was released Thursday morning after nearly two years in Israeli administrative detention. This is not the first time Israel has put Jarrar under administrative detention, a practice in which detainees are held without charge or trial. Jarrar was first arrested in April […]

Great Return March calls for “universal day of solidarity” on March 30

As Gaza’s Great March of Return continued for the 45th consecutive Friday, its leaders called for supporters around the world to take action on Saturday, March 30, Palestinian Land Dayand the one-year anniversary of the ongoing mobilization. Their appeal came after fire by Israeli forces wounded 98 unarmed Palestinians, including 15 children, two medics and a […]

Tales of torture from Israel’s prisons

As Israel prepares to worsen conditions for Palestinian prisoners, we asked six former inmates about their experiences. Earlier this month, Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced plans to “worsen” already horrific conditions for Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s jails. According to the Palestinian prisoners’ rights groupAddameer, there are nearly 5,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including 230 […]

Samidoun joins NY Women’s March, calls for freedom for Khalida Jarrar

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joined with other advocates for Palestine to organize a bloc in the Women’s March in New York City in solidarity with Khalida Jarrar and Palestinian women prisoners in Israeli jails. The Samidoun bloc joined the Women’s Unity Rally at Foley Square on Saturday, 19 January, carrying signs urging freedom for Jarrar, the imprisoned […]

Call to Action: International Week to Free Ahmad Sa’adat, 15-22 January 2019

“The Palestinian people are determined to continue the intifada for all of the national rights of our people. This position is naturally consistent with the struggle of all progressive global forces confronting global imperial arrogance and struggling for independence, self-determination and liberation, for social justice, equality and socialism, based on a fair distribution of the […]

Israel vows to ‘worsen’ conditions for Palestinian prisoners

Planned moves unveiled by Israeli security minister include limiting water supplies and cutting number of family visits. Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has announced plans to “worsen” conditions for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including rationing water supplies and reducing the number of family visits. The planned moves, which are expected to come into force in […]

The gifts of freedom

Imad al-Din al-Saftawi waited 18 years before he could give a doll to his daughter. In 2000, Imad traveled from Gaza to the United Arab Emirates as part of his work. “My daughter Sarah was the most precious thing I had at that time as she was the first daughter after three boys,” he said. […]