Urge the US Congress to demand Israel free Bilal Kayed
If you are a citizen or resident of the United States, please urge your members of the Senate and House of Representatives to demand that Israel free Bilal Kayed immediately.
As a body that allocates billions of dollars in economic and military aid to Israel, Congress shares responsibility for Israel's crimes against Palestinians, including its administrative detention and other abuses of Palestinian political prisoners.
Bilal Kayed, one of 7,000 currently held by Israel, had been scheduled for years to be released on June 13, the end of a 14 1/2-year sentence by an Israeli military court in the occupied West Bank.
Instead, on the morning his family and friends planned to welcome him home, he was given an administrative detention order, a decree by an Israeli military commander sentencing him to six more months' imprisonment, without charge or trial and subject to indefinite renewal.
Now one of 715 Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli prisons, Bilal started a hunger strike on June 14 to demand his freedom.