Imprisoned

Ant Smith

As a high school social studies teacher in North Philadelphia, Ant is known for the genuine connections he builds with his students inside and outside the classroom. He is an organizer and volunteer with multiple organizations throughout Philadelphia, and is a fixture at 60th and Market each Friday, where he serves free food to the community with Food Not Bombs Solidarity. His coworkers, students, colleagues, and fellow organizers praise him as an empathetic and reliable peacemaker who always advocates for underrepresented and disenfranchised community members.

Ishaq Aslam

Ishaq is a Palestine Actionist was sentenced to 14 months for holding Israeli weapons manufacturer, Rafael, to account by planning a rooftop protest on the 75th anniversary of the Nakba. Due to this actrion, the factory lost almost £300,000 and loss of production time on top of that due to its forced closure for two days.

Marwan Barghouti

Marwan Hasib Ibrahim Barghouti was born in the West Bank village of Kobar in 1962. He is a prominent and popular political figure associated with Fatah, currently serving five life sentences in an Israeli prison. He is a member of the Fatah Central Committee, and of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). Often described by Palestinians as the ‘Palestinian Mandela.’

Nael Al-Barghouti

Nael, fron the town of Kober in Ramallah, is the longest-serving Palestinian prisoner. He is serving a life sentence and an additional 18 years after he was first arrested by Israeli forces on April 4, 1978 for engaging in attacks against the Israeli military. He was released 34 years later in 2011 as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal with Hamas. However, he was rearrested in 2014 and his sentence reinstated following “secret claims” made against him.

Appeals

Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh

Ahed was born in 1968 in Beit Furik, near Nablus. He is serving a life sentence plus 5 years after being jailed by an occupation military court, accused of directing the assassination of the notoriously racist tourism minister of the occupation, Rehavam Ze’evi, in October 2001, in retaliation for the Israeli assassination of PFLP General Secretary Abu Ali Mustafa in August 2001.

Background

Walid Daqqa

Walid was born in 1961 in Baqa’ al-Gharbiyya in occupied Palestine ’48. He is known as one of the most prominent thinkers and intellectuals of the Palestinian prisoners’ movement. He was seized by occupation forces on 3/25/1986 on charges of forming a commando cell and kidnapping and killing a Zionist soldier. He was initially sentenced to death, and later the sentence was commuted to 37 years in prison. The occupation added two years to his sentence in 2018, bringing him to 39 years, for allegedly smuggling mobile phones into prison.

Ibrahim Nayef Hamdan Abu Mokh

Ibrahim Abu Mokh is imprisoned in the Negev desert prison. He was seized by occupation forces on 3/24/1986 on charges of capturing and killing an occupation soldier in the occupied city of Umm Khaled in early 1985, after receiving military training in PFLP bases in Syria. He was sentenced to life in prison, then his sentence was set to 40 years.

Life in Prison

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