The National Committee for Return marches and breaking the siege salutes the activists of the Gaza Campaign 2020 who were arrested by the occupying forces.

The National Committee for the March of Return and Breaking the Siege announced its solidarity with international activists arrested by the occupying forces on the separation fence east of the city of Khanyounis last Monday while trying to reach the besieged Gaza Strip. They are part of the international campaign Gaza 2020 Breaking the Siege, which aims to draw the world’s attention to the fact that there are two million Palestinians taken hostage by the occupying power and prisoners of war forcibly abducted in the largest collective prison in the world.

The National Committee said the detainees were European activists, including Anna Kontula, a member of the Finnish Parliament, Lisa Duscheck, an Austrian entrepreneur and humanitarian activist, as well as other human rights activists, including Julia Lister of Britain and Mads Gram of Denmark. The Israeli occupation forces arrested them, confiscated their passports and phones and interrogated them in Shabak and the anti-terrorism unit.

The National Committee salutes those who are in solidarity with justice and humanity and stand against the occupation, siege and racial discrimination and called on international humanitarian institutions to protect foreign solidarity from the oppression of the occupying forces.

The National Committee called on foreign solidarity and humanitarian and human rights institutions to continue to organize international campaigns to break the unjust blockade on the Gaza Strip from land and sea and to challenge the racist policies of occupation.

The National Committee for Return Marches and Breaking The Siege
January 15, 2020