Social Media Storm - Nov 16
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#FreeKhitamSaafin Social Media Storm
Join USPCN, Samidoun - Palestinian Political Prisoners Solidarity Network, National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR), and National Lawyers Guild (NLG) on Monday, November 16 at 12 PM Central Time for a 2 hour social media storm to demand Israeli government release Palestinian feminist leader Khitam Saafin from jail!

Khitam Saafin, the president of the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees, was seized and arrested on November 2nd, 2020 from her home in Beitounia by the Israeli Occupation Forces and put in administrative detention for 6 months without charge or trial. Six other Palestinian activists and human rights defenders were also arrested on the same day.

According to a statement by Samidoun,
"Administrative detention, a practice first  introduced to Palestine by the British colonial mandate, imprisons Palestinians without charge or trial on the basis of a so-called “secret file.” Even the detainee’s lawyer is denied access to any of the contents of this file; instead, it is simply asserted by the Israeli occupation military commander. These detention orders are issued for up to six months at a time and are indefinitely renewable; Palestinians routinely spend years a a time jailed under administrative detention. There are currently approximately 370 Palestinian prisoners held under administrative detention orders, among approximately 4500 Palestinian political prisoners in total."

The detention of Khitam and others comes days after political prisoner Maher Al-Akhras won a release deal by the Israeli military after 103 days of hunger strike.

Israel's detention and imprisonment of Palestinian activists and leaders is a way to silence those who oppose its daily human rights violations, occupation, land theft, and ethnic cleansing.


Join our social media storm on Monday, November 16th - 10 AM Pacific; 12 PM Central; 1 PM Eastern

Also, our friends at NAARPR have made an art challenge for people to show support to Khitam. Post a drawing, sign, poster, etc to stand in solidarity with Khitam Saafin and ALL Political Prisoners.


Visit for sample content to post online!

On Twitter, tag @uspcn, @SamidounPP, @NAARPR, @NLGnews, @CAARPRNow

On Instagram, tag @uspcn, @samidounnetwork, @nationalaarpr, @nationallawyersguild, @caarprnow

Use hashtags #FreeKhitamSaafin, #FreeAllPoliticalPrisoners, #FreeThemAll, #FreeGeraldReed

Until Liberation & Return,



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