(August 7, 2020 / JNS) The Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, a BDS-promoting NGO with ties to the U.S.-designated terrorist group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), will be leading “Days of Resistance” in major cities worldwide throughout this weekend.
The protests are slated for Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, timed to mark the 48th anniversary of the death of one of the PFLP’s senior political bureau officials, Ghassan Kanafani.
Samidoun has planned to hold its protests in at least seven different cities including New York; Vancouver, British Columbia; Manchester, England; Glasgow, Scotland; Copenhagen, Denmark; Gothenburg, Sweeden; and Charleroi, Belgium.
“It is inconceivable that a terrorist group like the PFLP is set to receive a warm welcome in major cities around the world under the pretense of a civil organization,” said Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen in a statement released on Wednesday.
Leading up to the protests, the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy updated foreign officials and Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the “Days of Resistance” and Samidoun’s ties to terrorism.
In previous instances of Samidoun protests, calls for “Death to America,” as well as remarks equating the New York Police Department, the Israel Defense Forces and the Ku Klux Klan, and were heard alongside the waving of PFLP flags.
As mentioned in the ministry’s “Terrorists in Suits” report, Samidoun is active in the international arena in calling for the release of PFLP operatives serving time in prison. Among the organization’s senior operatives in Europe, two of them have been identified by the Israeli Security Agency as having ties to the PFLP: Mustafa Awad and Muhammad Khatib.
Support Jewish Journalism
with 2020 Vision
One of the most intriguing stories of the sudden Coronavirus crisis is the role of the internet. With individuals forced into home quarantine, most are turning further online for information, education and social interaction.
JNS's influence and readership are growing exponentially, and our positioning sets us apart. Most Jewish media are advocating increasingly biased progressive political and social agendas. JNS is providing more and more readers with a welcome alternative and an ideological home.
During this crisis, JNS continues working overtime. We are being relied upon to tell the story of this crisis as it affects Israel and the global Jewish community, and explain the extraordinary political developments taking place in parallel.
Our ability to thrive in 2020 and beyond depends on the generosity of committed readers and supporters. Monthly donations in particular go a long way in helping us sustain our operations. We greatly appreciate any contributions you can make during these challenging times. We thank you for your ongoing support and wish you blessings for good health and peace of mind.