Cities and communities across Palestine and around the world are holding events to commemorate Palestinian Prisoners’ Day in 2012. Please let us know about your own events and activities!
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Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Day Events¬†
Toronto: Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Day ‚Äď Perspectives on the current struggle
Tuesday, April 17
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St., Toronto, ON
April 17th is International Palestinian Prisoners Day. As of 1 March 2012, there were 4,637 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including 183 children. Just like Hana Shalabi and Khader Adnan, 320 prisoners are held‚Äďwithout charge or trial‚Äďunder administrative detention.¬†More details‚Ä¶
Ameena Sultan, Shaira Vadasaria, Issam Al Yamani
Vancouver: Rally and Speak-Out for Freedom for Palestinian Prisoners
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
5:00 PM ‚Äď 7:00 PM
CBC Building, 700 Hamilton St (Hamilton and Georgia), Vancouver
Nearly 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners are held in jails in Israel, including 170 children and 6 women. 310 prisoners are held ‚Äď without charge or trial ‚Äď under administrative detention. Palestinian prisoners include over 20 lawmakers and national leaders, like Ahmad Sa‚Äôadat, Marwan Barghouthi and Aziz Dweik.
On April 17, 2012, Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Day, people around the world will respond to¬†the call to take action for Palestinian political prisoners. ¬†In Vancouver, Join us on April 17 to support Palestinian prisoners, demand their freedom, and call for justice.¬†More details‚Ä¶
Chicago: Hungry for Justice ‚Äď Fast in Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners
Tuesday, April 17, 7:00pm
28 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60604
**Free and open to the public, but space at the venue is¬†limited. To ensure a seat, please RSVP to¬†email@example.com¬†as soon as possible.**
Since 1974, April 17 has been commemorated annually as Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Day. Currently there are more than 4500 Palestinians in Israeli prisons and detention centers; nearly 200 of these prisoners are children. Just like Hana Shalabi and Khader Adnan, 320 prisoners are held ‚Äď without charge or trial ‚Äď under administrative detention. ¬†Here in Chicago, the Chicago Movement for Palestinian Rights (CMPR) is calling on people of conscience to fast from sunrise to sunset on April 17 in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners. According to latest reports from prisoner rights group Addameer, 8 prisoners are currently on hunger strike.¬†More details‚Ä¶
Speaker: Bekah Wolf
Glasgow: March for the Karameh Hunger Strikers, March for Palestine
Tuesday, April 17 ‚Äď 6:00 pm ‚Äď 8:00 pm
George Square, Glasgow
On Palestinian prisoners day, Tuesday 17th of April, the Palestinian prisoners movement will launch the Karamah (Dignity) hunger strike.¬†The magnitude of the 1600 Palestinian prisoners embarking on the Karamah hunger strike must be met with a significant international response. This means mass mobilisations to question the impunity of the Israeli state and our own governments involvement.¬†As the resistance of the prisoners escalates, our actions in turn must escalate.¬†This demo is called for by¬†‚ÄėWe Are All Hana Shalabi‚Äô.¬†More details..
Brussels: Protest for Palestinian Prisoners
- Manifestatie in Brussel
dinsdag 17 april 2012
Europese Commissie te Brussel (Schuman-Rotonde)
18 tot 22 uur
film (25 min.): ‚ÄúLibres dans la prison de Gaza‚ÄĚ
Chris Den Hond en Mireille Court (2012)
The Hague, picket line at Israeli embassy, address: Buitenhof
Time:¬†12.30 – 13.30h
In Den Haag¬†bij een picket van 12.30 – 13.30 uur bij de Israelische ambassade (Buitenhof).
Bradford: Day of Action and Education
Pisa: International Solidarity On the Day of the Palestinian Prisoner
Tuesday, April 17
Via S. Lorenzo 38
The Initiative of International Solidarity for the Palestinian Prisoners will feature a talk by Shoukri Hroub of the Arab Palestinian Democratic Union (UDAP), as well as a brief overview of the intervention of the Mossad in some Latin American countries, including Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia and Guatemala.
This event is sponsored by UDAP-Tuscany, Collective April 25, BRISOP, and Cobas Confederation Pisa.¬†More details…
Athens: Picket in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners
There is a protest April 17, 2012 at the Israeli Embassy in Athens, Greece at 6:30 in solidarity with the Karama Hunger Strike¬†and the Palestinian prisoners.
Dublin: Lunchtime Picket with Palestinian Prisoners
To mark Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Day 2012, on Tuesday 17th April from 1-2pm the IPSC will be holding a symbolic lunchtime demonstration outside EU House, Molesworth Street (Dublin 2) to highlight the European Union‚Äôs ongoing facilitation of Israel‚Äôs apartheid policies and war crimes ‚Äď including the imprisonment of over 4,400 political prisoners.
Following the demo, activists will move to Grafton Street and conduct an information stall between 2.30 and 5.30pm, distributing information about Palestinian political prisoners.¬†More details…
Sydney: International Day of Action for Palestinian Prisoners
Tuesday, April 17
6 pm – 8 pm
Sydney town Hall
Students for Justice in Palestine invites you to a rally from¬†6pm to 8pm¬†onTuesday, April 17,¬†on¬†Palestine Prisoners‚Äô Day. Meet outside Sydney Town Hall. Our lips will be silenced with tape,¬†symbolising the purpose of ‚Äėadministrative detention‚Äô, which is to silence Palestinian resistance against Israeli apartheid.¬†More details…
Thursday, April 19
6:30pm until 9:30pm
Concordia University Hall Building,¬†Room H-110
1455 de Maisonneuve West¬†Metro Guy-Concordia
Please join us for a panel discussion and screening to highlight prisoner struggles, affirm our support and stand in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners. Featuring speakers: Issam Al-Yamani, Serin Atiani, and¬†a screening of a video produced by Addameer, featuring an interview with Suha Barghouti, wife of Palestinian writer, scholar and political prisoner Ahmed Qatamesh.¬†More details‚Ä¶