July 30, 2016

Ahmad Sa'adat attacked and injured by Israeli prison guards in Nafha prison

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Ahmad Sa’adat, Palestinian national leader and imprisoned General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was attacked in his cell in the Nafha prison camp as part of a campaign of attacks and aggression by Israeli prison guards against Palestinian political prisoners in the prison camp. Sa’adat is one of thirty injured Palestinian prisoners in the attack by the guards, which began on Monday, 27 July and continued into the early hours of Tuesday, 28 July.

Palestinian prisoners were violently attacked in their cells by guards and resisted the assaults and confiscations of their belongings; several cells in the prison were burning. The Israeli occupation officials announced a prohibition on family visits from Gaza to Nafha. (Sa’adat has been denied family visits for two years and is currently waging a court battle to stop the arbitrary prohibition on family visits.)

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine issued a statement holding the occupation accountable for the life of Sa’adat and his fellow prisoners and warning that Palestinian prisoners will take action in response to this violent attack on a Palestinian leader and his fellow prisoners.

There are multiple protests planned in Palestine against this attack, including one protest at 10:00 am in Gaza City on Wednesday, 29 July. Organize protests in your city – protest at the Israeli consulate or take action for boycott, divestment and sanctions against the occupation. Please email us at campaign@freeahmadsaadat.org about solidarity actions in your area!