It is 50 years since civil rights activists in America launched a series of actions and events to register African-American voters, historically excluded in the southern states. During those actions activists were violently attacked, arrested, kidnapped and murdered by white terrorists and the State. While it took a number of years for full civil rights to be gained by African-Americans the Freedom Summer’s campaign formed part of the struggle.
Today SFP is launching it’s own Freedom Summer. Palestinian refugees across Palestine and the world are not able to vote or even return to their homes as stated in international law. They are confined to refugee camps for the last 66 years, while Apartheid Israel allows Jewish people around the world full citizenship and voting rights.
Like our African-American friends before us, today we launch our own “Freedom Summer”, to help bring the refugees back home, and end the system of Israeli Apartheid and Occupation.
SFP is not funded by any associations or political parties and therefore we solely rely on the kind donations from people of conscience around the world. We would be very grateful if you would consider donating to our campaign and help us end Apartheid. To donate please click here.
We would also like to say “Ramadan Kareem” to all our Muslim brothers and sisters as they observe their Holy month. The Quran says:
The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing. [Al Baqarah 261]
As you may know there are now over 5700 Palestinian political prisoners, including 250 children and 400 being held without trail or charge by Apartheid Israel. During this Holy month of Ramadan SFP will be collecting donations for the families of those prisoners, many of whom have lost their main breadwinner and are now struggling to make ends meet. Palestinian detainees are under intense pressure as they suffer the injustice and torture of the Occupation and their prisons. If we can alleviate some of that pressure by supporting their families this will contribute greatly to alleviating some of their suffering.
If you would like to donate to a prisoners family please mark your donation as ‘prisoners’ and we will keep the money separate from other donations and ensure 100% is given to their families. If you are unable to mark your donation when you transfer please just email us with the amount and we will keep it separate from our main funds.
We also welcome volunteers, both Palestinian and international. To find out how to join us please click here.
If you are unable to donate or join us then we would be very grateful if you could share this article with friends and colleagues and encourage them to support. And of course, share our news and articles.
With solidarity and thanks,
SFP Steering Committee
لا نستطيع الوصول الى اراضينا المحتله عام 48 او الوصول الى غزه …ولكننا صامدون على ارضنا نناضل من اجل الحريه والكرامه والعداله …في هذا الشهر ننتظر تقربكم الى الله ودعائكم من اجل حريه الشعب الفلسطيني