Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is a network of organizers and activists, based in North America, working to build solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in their struggle for freedom. We work to raise awareness and provide resources about Palestinian political prisoners, their conditions, their demands, and their work for freedom for themselves, their fellow prisoners, and their homeland. We also work to organize campaigns to make political change and advocate for Palestinian prisoners’ rights and freedoms. Learn more....


Tarek Abu Khdeir's release, image by Addameer.

Video: Tarek Abu Khdeir released on bail, 10 days of house arrest

Tarek Abu Khdeir, 15, was released from Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court, after being arrested by an Israeli special unit, brutally beaten, and detained without charge since Thursday. Abu Khdeir is a Palestinian American visiting Palestine with his family, and is the cousin of murdered Palestinian boy Mohammad Abu Khdeir, 16, who was killed last Wednesday by […]
Tarek Abu Khdeir, following beating by occupation forces.

Take Action: Palestinian American child Tarek Abu Khdeir beaten and detained

Palestinian American boy, Tarek Abu Khdeir, was beaten brutally by Israeli occupation forces only days after the vicious murder of his cousin, Mohammad Abu Khdeir, by Israeli settlers. Tarek, 15, has no charges against him – yet his detention has been extended. Click here for action items to demand Tarek’s freedom. Press Release from the […]

Take action: Protests around the world respond to assault on Palestine

Protests are being organized in cities around the world to respond to the ongoing assault on Palestine and the Palestinian people, including the murders of Palestinians (including 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir, murdered brutally by Israeli settlers), the bombing of Gaza and the killing of over 1000 Palestinians by occupation forces, the mass arrests of over 1000, and […]

Ayman al-Tabeesh suspends hunger strike

Ayman al-Tabeesh suspended his hunger strike on Monday, June 30 after 123 days of striking, following an agreement with the occupation prison services, reported Muhja Foundation. The final renewal of his administrative detention, beginning July 7, 2014 will be the last, according to the agreement, and he will be released on January 5, 2015. Muhja Foundation said […]

Ayman al-Tabeesh enters fifth month of hunger strike

Palestinian political prisoner Ayman Al-Tabeesh has now been on hunger strike for 121 days, protesting his administrative detention without charge or trial. He launched his strike on February 28, 2014, and his health has continued to deteriorate in recent days. He is currently unable to stand and suffering stomach and kidney problems and weakness in […]

Nidal Abu Aker and 17 more Palestinians arrested by occupation forces in continuing raids

In the early morning hours of June 28, occupation forces’ arrest raids continued against Palestinians in the West Bank, with 18 arrested in Ramallah, Bethlehem and Nablus areas. Among those targeted for arrest was Nidal Abu Aker, 47, of Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem area. Abu Aker is a prominent leftist leader in the area, […]

Charges against US Palestinian political prisoner Sami al-Arian dropped

 over 11 years of a legal ordeal at the hands of the US government following additional years of organized harassment by Zionist organizations, charges against former US Palestinian political prisoner and professor Sami al-Arian were dropped on June 27. Al-Arian was, along with several co-defendents including Hatem Fariz, charged with a slew of “material support” allegations […]

Ayman al-Tabeesh on hunger strike for 120 days; Musa Raed continues strike

Ayman al-Tabeesh is now on his 120th day of hunger strike, having launched his strike prior to the mass administrative detainees’ hunger strike. He is also held without charge or trial under administrative detention; he previously conducted a 105-day hunger strike, which ended with a promise by Israeli prison authorities not to renew his administrative […]

Prisoners unite to confront sanctions and repression imposed by occupation authorities

Occupation authorities have cancelled all visits to Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails until further noticed, Ma’an News reported on June 25. Amjad Najjar of the Palestinian Prisoners Society said that this is part of the campaign of repression targeting prisoners following the hunger strike. This comes in addition to a series of sanctions that […]

Ayman al-Tabeesh on strike for 119 days; administrative detainees warn of false news

Ayman al-Tabeesh is on his 119th day of hunger strike on June 26 as administrative detainees reiterated that their statement on their hunger strike will be released following their medical treatment. The prisoners’ leadership committee warned against various media reports of the results of the strike, as well as reports of Zionist officials saying they […]
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