17/04/14: On Prisoner’s day Palestinians say “no freedom without freedom for all our prisoners”

On 17 April, known as Prisoner’s Day in Palestine, SFP joined families of prisoners in Nablus to demand their release. Groups and parties from all sides were united to demand that there is no freedom without the freedom of all prisoners.

According to best estimates 800,000 Palestinians have been interned by Apartheid Israel since 1967, representing 40% of the population. Many prisoners are tortured and interned without trial. Those that do have a trial face military courts where the conviction rate is over 99%. For Apartheid Israel to be born a Palestinian makes you guilty.

The negotiations being pushed by America and John Kerry between Apartheid Israel and the Palestinian Authority has floundered in recent weeks as Israel renegaded on the agreement to release all pre-Oslo Accord prisoners. This was part of the deal agreed with the Americans to restart negotiations 9 months ago. However, it is important to note that under the failed Oslo Accords, signed by Yasser Arafat in 1993, these prisoners were supposed to be released. Therefore, it is no surprise that over 20 years later Apartheid Israel lies again.

SFP will continue to support all prisoners and their families. SFP is clear that we will not wait for negotiations to bring the prisoners back home but will work towards bringing them home ourselves. We ask all those that believe in justice to help in that mission and abide by the request for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Apartheid Israel. We particularly ask that activists work towards actions related to the British/Dutch firm G4S, which supplies much of the prison infrastructure used by Apartheid Israel. For more details on G4S and the Stop G4S campaign in the UK please click here.

هذا اليوم تجلت فيه الوحده الوطنيه في اسمى معانيها.. والتف الجميع حول قضيه الاسرى.. وقالو بصوت واحد لاحريه دون حريه الاسرى..


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