#PalestinianPoliticalPrisoners: Upcoming Events & Activities

As South African human rights activists we are calling on South Africans to join us in a national one day symbolic 24 hour fast and day of action on the 15th of May.

As part of our 24 hour fast and day of action on the 15th of May 2017 we will have events and actions at various locations including at Parliament and at provincial legislatures in all 9 provinces calling for, among others:

a) Israel’s release of all #PalestinianPoliticalPrisoners and an end to its use of “administrative detention” (Apartheid SA’s “detention without trial”).
b) A South African government led solidarity delegation to #PalestinianPoliticalPrisoners.
c) The South African government to support the demands outlined by the Palestinian political prisoners (click here).
d) The South African government to commit to not using any international companies involved in the Israeli prison system as outlined by the BDS Movement such as G4S, HP etc.
e) The South African Parliament and all 9 provincial legislatures to have special sittings in solidarity with the plight of Palestinian political prisoners.

The 15th of May 2017 symbolic fast and day of action coincides with the Palestinian “Nakba day” (the day the modern state of Israel was established).

Please note that the fast will start at sunset (+/- 6pm) on the 14th of May and will end on the 15th of May at sunset (+/- 6pm). Participants are encouraged to limit themselves to only water and salt intake.

OTHER EVENTS

03 May 2017
(starting 6pm 02 May and ending 6pm 03 May)
CITY: Nationwide
TYPE: Build up 24 hours solidarity fast
CONTACT: If you will be participating please send an email to PalestinianPoliticalPrisoners@gmail.com


03 May 2017 @ 19h00
CITY: Johannesburg
TYPE: Film Screening and Presentation
TOPIC: The over 300 Palestinian Children in Israeli Prisons
VENUE: Lekgotla Room, Women’s Jail, Constitution Hill
CONTACT: 0825560241

10 May 2017 @ 12h00-14h00
CITY: Cape Town
TYPE: Picket
VENUE: 5 Wale Street, Cape Town CBD
CONTACT: 0794945786


14 May to 15 May 2017
(starting 6pm 14th May and ending 6pm 15th May)
CITY: Nationwide
TYPE: 24 hours solidarity fast
CONTACT: If you will be participating please send an email to PalestinianPoliticalPrisoners@gmail.com


15 May 2017 @ 12h00-14h00
CITY: Cape Town
TYPE: Picket
VENUE: 5 Wale Street, Cape Town CBD
CONTACT: 0794945786

Click here to go to the main #PalestinianPoliticalPrisoners campaign page.