News About Prisoners

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 […]

UCC Synod and Palestinian children

Leaders of the United Church of Christ (representing nearly a million people) are convening in Baltimore June 30 – July 2. The UCC Synod will be considering resolutions to guide their actions, everything from becoming an immigrant welcoming church, to studying gun violence as a public health emergency, to a more just economy with living wages and job creation, enacting $15/hr minimum wage laws, and […]

Desmond Tutu nominates jailed Palestinian for Nobel Peace Prize 2017

Anti apartheid activist and Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Desmond Mpilo Tutu, has nominated Marwan Barghouthi, a Palestinian political activist for the Nobel Peace Prize. The announcement was made through his official twitter handle where he wrote, ‘‘I have nominated imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti for #NobelPeacePrize 2017. For peace and justice.’‘ View image on […]

New York City protest demands freedom for Palestinian prisoners following #DignityStrike

Protesters in New York City gathered on Friday, 2 June to salute Palestinian prisoners’ struggle over 40 days in the #DignityStrike and demand freedom for all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network organized the protest outside the Best Buy electronics store in Union Square. The protest highlighted the growing international boycott […]

How my father survived a hunger strike in Israel

Approximately 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners have entered their 39th day on hunger strike in Israeli jails. Prisoners are demanding some of the most basic rights, such as bimonthly family visits. Palestinian prisoners have engaged in hunger strikes as a nonviolent method of protest since 1968, after Israel occupied the remaining Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East […]

Victory, Towards Liberation: Salute to the Palestinian Prisoners and the Struggle for Freedom

On the occasion of the victory of the Strike of Freedom and Dignity, the valiant battle of Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli jails, confronting the occupier with their bodies and their lives, we salute the Palestinian prisoners on achieving their victory, not only for themselves and their families, but for the entire Palestinian people and […]

NYC rally brings Palestinian prisoner solidarity to the heart of Times Square

May 25, 2017 Photo: Harrabic Tubman New York City activists and supporters of justice in Palestine came together in Times Square on Wednesday, 24 May for an event in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike. Photo: Joe Catron The event, Portraits4Palestine, was organized by Existence is Resistance and the Palestinian Youth Movement, with […]

BREAKING: Palestinian prisoners suspend hunger strike after 40 days of struggle

After 40 days of hunger strike, Palestinian prisoners have reportedly suspended their hunger strike and announced that they have achieved victory in their humanitarian demands, following 20 hours of negotiations between the strikers’ leadership and Israeli occupation prison administration. Samidoun will report with extensive details as they are released. An official press conference and announcement […]