The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, PFLP, has hailed the victory of Palestinian hunger strike after he was a released from Israeli jail yesterday, following a 71-day hunger strike to protest Israel’s refusal to release him after he served more than 14 years in prison.
PFLP issued a statement on the occasion of the release of Kayd. The statement in part read,
“What Kayd has achieved with his persistence, steadfastness, and revolutionary spirit and awareness is a victory for our people and the Palestinian prisoners which will strengthen the revolutionary spirit of Palestinian prisoners against the Israeli Prison Service and intelligence and their repressive tools.”
الأسير الفلسطيني بلال كايد حرّاً… انتصر الجوع على الاحتلالhttps://t.co/frgaP5eR79
— سي سلامة عبد الحميد (@salamah) December 12, 2016
PFLP noted that the release of Kayd is not the end of the battle against IPS, and it is not the end of the ‘battle of wills’, but rather “The battle against IPS will continue, which requires from our people to further strengthen solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails by all possible means.”
The Israeli Prison Service has released Palestinian prisoner and hunger striker Bilal Kayd yesterday at Jabara Checkpoint near Tulkarim in the northern West Bank.
Kayd was arrested on December 14, 2001 and was charged with carrying out operations against Israeli soldiers and armed settlers and being an active member of the PFLP. He was one of the leading figures of PFLP in the Israeli jails and has moved to a number of prisons during serving his sentence.
(SAFA, PC, Social Media)