[Marxism] Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails: The Case of Ahmad Saadat

Joseph Catron jncatron at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 13:50:34 MDT 2012

A new article on one of Palestine's most famous living commies:

"Sumoud affirmed that her father would refuse to be released based on
the 'good intentions' of Israel, a provision that Israel uses to
reward the PA for resuming negotiations, a term that has been
synonymous with PA concessions. Saadat is adamant that the only way he
will be released is through a prisoner exchange or an end to the
occupation ...

"'Once, the prison warden, who used to show up barely once a month,
came in the morning and informed Saadat that he had a private visit
from someone,' Hammouri recalls. 'A private visit is a big deal,
because it means that the visit is conducted without any physical
barrier, and usually they are granted only in the most urgent cases or
after dozens and dozens of applications.'

"Saadat had asked the warden if the private visit was for all the
prisoners. The warden replied that it was just for him.

"'Saadat refused to go unless all the other prisoners got the same
privilege,' Hammouri smiles. 'The prison warden took that as a
personal insult against him, and treated him, let’s say, less
favorably from that day on.'"


"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure
mægen lytlað."

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