Widespread expression of Arab solidarity with Sa'adat
Arab solidarity with Ahmad Sa’adat from popular movements and progressive parties in the Arab world has mounted in response to the call of the Campaign in Solidarity with Ahmad Sa’adat for an international day of action on October 22, 2009.
The Democratic Popular Unity (Wihda) Party of Jordan issued a statement, saying that the issue of Ahmad Sa’adat, Palestinian leader, Palestinian Legislative Council elected member and General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and all of the prisoners in occupation jails are in the heart of the battle for freedom, and expressed their strongest solidarity. The party announced that a solidarity sit-in would take place in Amman, Jordan behind the ministry of health on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 7:00 PM. In its statement, the party stressed that this occasion is an opportunity to highlight Sa’adat and all prisoners’ commitment to Palestinian and Arab rights, their steadfastness, resistance and confrontation of the occupation. It called for criminal prosecution of occupation officials in international courts for its violations and abuses and crimes against Palestinian prisoners.
The Islamic National Conference, composed of Arab nationalist and Islamic parties throughout the Arab world, expressed its solidarity and participation in the international day of action, denouncing the occupation’s criminal actions against Ahmad Sa’adat and the prisoners, and highlighting their courage and steadfastness on behalf of all Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims. The Conference’s statement denounced Israel and the political, military and economic support of the U.S. and the European union for the occupation, saying that international support and complicity enabled the ongoing zionist crimes of occupation, siege on Gaza, settlement escalation, Zionization of Jerusalem and war crimes, racism and genocide. It called upon all members and parties and all popular organizations and social institutions to participate actively in the campaign of solidarity with Sa’adat and all prisoners in the Zionist jails.
Dr. Mohammad Abu Rajab, the representative of the PFLP in Yemen, said that it planned a forum in Yemen on Thursday, October 22, 2009, including academics and social figures, discussing solidarity with Sa’adat. Furthermore, Comrade Abu Rajab said that the PFLP in Yemen had contacted the Yemeni human rights minister, the Cuban, Chinese, Russian, Libyan, Omani and Egyptian consulates, Palestinian associations and a wide array of Yemeni newspapers, TV and radio outlets, urging their participation and support for Sa’adat and the prisoners.