When prison is a weapon

Earlier this month, six Palestinians placed the plight of the Palestinian prisoners at the centre of the Palestinian struggle, through their successful escape from high-security Gilboa prison in Israel. The escapees became instant heroes to all Palestinians, while Israel launched a massive manhunt, mass arrests, and collective punishment to mask their fallibility.

This forum by Free Palestine Melbourne will shed the light on prisoners as one of the most abused groups of Palestinians and the use of prison as an essential component of the occupation

Key details:

  • Date: Sunday 03/10/2021
  • Time: 08:00PM – 09:30PM
  • Online 


  • Nadia Daqqa is an attorney at HaMoked advocating around conditions of detention, seeking relief and redress for victims of abuse, ill treatment and torture, locating prisoners whereabouts and facilitating family visits.
  • Bassam Tamimi is an activist human rights defender and leader of Nabi Saleh Popular struggle committee . He, his wife and children have all been arrested and imprisoned by Israel.
  • Yousef Rimawi is a lecturer and activist and founder of Australians for Palestinian Prisoners.

Join FPM and their three guest speaker in exploring what it means to be a Palestinian prisoner of the state of Israel. 


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