Free Maher al-Akhras!

Maher al-Akhras

Oct. 23 — Close to a hundred people protested outside the apartheid Israeli Mission to the United Nations this afternoon demanding freedom for Palestinian hunger striker Maher al-Akhras. The father of six children may soon die from organ failure.

For 90 days, al-Akhras has refused to eat to protest his incarceration under the Zionist state’s administrative detention laws. These laws, inherited from British colonialism, can keep people in jail for years without coming to trial.

Demonstrators appealed to people on Manhattan’s Second Avenue. Some drivers honked their horns in support. Across the street were a handful of fascists waving Trump flags who were protected by police.

Maher al-Akhras is one of thousands of Palestinian freedom fighters who the Zionist authorities have jailed. They could not do so without the $4 billion “Israel” gets  every year from the U.S. treasury. 

Palestine will be free!

Protest outside the Israeli Mission to the United Nations. SLL photo: Stephen Millies