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Palestinian Prisoners' Day

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Palestinian Prisoners' Day, 17 April

On 17 April each year, Palestinian prisoners, the Palestinian people, and the world mark the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners.

Commemorated since 1974, when the first Palestinian prisoner, Mahmoud Hijazi, was freed in a prisoner exchange with the Palestinian Resistance, 17 April is a day of protests, rallies, marches, forums and more to commemorate the struggle of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli occupation jails and demand their freedom.

Further information and resources available at:

  • Addameer (Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association)

  • Samidoun (Palestinian Prisoners Solidarity Network)


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