COVID-19: A Dual Punishment for Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Cells and Prisoners of Conscience in the Arab World

Ramy Shaath

[Update on May 24, 2020: About five hundred people in the Arab world call for the release of prisoners in Israeli jails and prisoners of conscience in the Arab world]

More than 150 personalities from the Arab world call for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and prisoners of conscience in the Arab world. Among the signatories are the Moroccan, Palestinian American and Tunisian academics Abdellah Hammoudi, Rachid Khaldi and Yadh Ben Achour, the Jordanian and Egyptian writers Ibrahim Nasrallah and Ahmed Nagy, the Tunisian composer and oud player Anouar Brahem, the Lebanese singer Oumeima El Khalil and Palestinian actor Salah Bakri, the Lebanese and Egyptian journalists Pierre Abi Saab and Khaled Al-Balshi, the Palestinian politicians Hanan Ashrawi and Nabil Shaath, and the Palestinian and Tunisian human rights defenders Omar Barghouti and Mokhtar Trifi.

[Update on May 24, 2020: About five hundred people in the Arab world call for the release of prisoners in Israeli jails and prisoners of conscience in the Arab world]

More than 150 personalities from the Arab world call for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and prisoners of conscience in the Arab world. Among the signatories are the Moroccan, Palestinian American and Tunisian academics Abdellah Hammoudi, Rachid Khaldi and Yadh Ben Achour, the Jordanian and Egyptian writers Ibrahim Nasrallah and Ahmed Nagy, the Tunisian composer and oud player Anouar Brahem, the Lebanese singer Oumeima El Khalil and Palestinian actor Salah Bakri, the Lebanese and Egyptian journalists Pierre Abi Saab and Khaled Al-Balshi, the Palestinian politicians Hanan Ashrawi and Nabil Shaath, and the Palestinian and Tunisian human rights defenders Omar Barghouti and Mokhtar Trifi.


Full text of the statement:

In this time of quarantine, we have come to appreciate the importance of freedom to humanity, and we are cognizant of the tragedy in losing our freedom of movement, prevented from seeing and embracing our loved ones (and even saying our last farewells). This tragedy is suffered daily by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli cells, as well as prisoners of conscience in the Arab world. But, unlike the quarantine that we experience, which has no bars or barriers, prison is used as a weapon against men, women, and children whose only fault is the defense of human rights. It is a weapon that the Israeli occupation has used for decades to break the will of Palestinians protecting their inalienable rights but it has encountered their resilience in the face of occupation and apartheid. It is also the weapon used by corrupt regimes in the Arab world to silence any opposition, even mere criticism.     

Amid the pandemic, imprisonment becomes a double punishment: the deprivation of liberty and basic rights, as well as the possibility of becoming infected with the highly-contagious coronavirus. Palestinian prisoners in Israeli cells and prisoners of conscience in the Arab world live in close quarters in overcrowded cells with minimal health and safety precautions. Throughout the Arab world, from Morocco to Iraq by way of Egypt (perhaps with the exception of Tunisia), thousands of political prisoners are held in conditions that exacerbate the spread of infection.

At the beginning of the year, there were about 5,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli cells, 431 of them in administrative detention (with no charge or sentence); of these, 194 are minors, and 30 are under the age of sixteen. Forty-three are women, and six are members of the Palestinian Legislative Council. A few Palestinian prisoners who were sick have called upon human rights organizations and the free people of the world, declaring: “We demand the implementation of what remains of our rights. We are under the daily threat of disease, yet no tangible or preventive measures have been taken to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and stop the virus from spreading… Do not let us perish in our cell beds without anyone having lifted a single finger to protect us or prevent our death.” On April 17, 2020, the International Day of Palestinian Prisoners, Palestinian civil society and Palestinian rights organizations launched an urgent appeal for the immediate release of Palestinian prisoners and detainees, especially for the most vulnerable (like those suffering from chronic illnesses), in order to ensure their right to life and safety. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has also called for the protection of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli prisons amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Ramy Shaath, Egyptian-Palestinian human rights defender and coordinator of the movement for the boycott of lsrael (BDS) in Egypt, symbolizes the community of fate between Palestinian prisoners and political prisoners in the Arab world; ten months after his detention, he remains in the notorious Tora prison. On April 17, 2020, an Egyptian court issued a rulingin absentia, without the presence of attorneys, and with no justification–that places Shaath and twelve others (including Zyad El-Elaimy, ex-parliamentarian and a prominent actor in the 2011 revolution) on Egypt’s terrorist entities list, curtailing their rights. Civil society organizations and political parties in Egypt have issued a joint statement condemning the inclusion of Zyad El-Elaimy and Ramy Shaath on the “terrorist entities list” and calling on the Egyptian government to immediately release them, to remove their names from the list, to drop all investigations again them, and to stop a series of injustices and violations of their rights. President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi has utilized arrest, detention, and torture to suffocate any dissenting voices, as is evident in the 60,000 political prisoners that rights groups have accounted for in Egyptian prisons. 

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called for the urgent release of detainees worldwide as a measure to prevent the crisis that coronavirus will cause in overcrowded prisons. Israel has deafened its ears to the call, and its security forces have arrested 2,017 Palestinians between early March and April 3 of this year, including sixteen children. Human rights organizations have also called on Arab governments to immediately and unconditionally release all detained human rights defenders held for the peaceful expression of their opinions. Although some governments have announced the release of prisoners and carried out some releases, these have not extended to political prisoners.   

We demand the immediate and unconditional release of all Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails and all polticial prisoners in the Arab world. We hold the ruling apartheid regime in Palestine and the repressive regimes in the region responsible for the health of these prisoners and the preservation of their inalienable rights to life.


[463 signatories, below is a list of 168 first signatories followed by a list of 295 signatories since the statement’s release (update on May 24, 2020)]


List of the first 168 signatories (May 18, 2020):


Ahmed Abbas, Research Mathematician & Research Director in Paris – Tunisia/France

Jounaidi Abdeljaoued, Mathematics’ Lecturer, Retired, Trade Unionist & Politician – Tunisia

Hichem Abdessamad, Translator, Founding Member of the “Nachaz” Association – Tunisia

Saddouq Abdessamad, Engineer – Morocco

Pierre Abi-Saab, Journalist – Lebanon

Khaled Abichou, Retired Educator – France

Kamel Abidi, Journalist, Tunisia

Azzedine Akesbi, Economist – Morocco

Najib Akesbi, Economist/Retired University Professor – Morocco

Aziz Al-Assa, Writer/Researcher – Palestine

Houssam Al Assimi, Black Vests’ Activist – France

Torkia al-Shaybi, Member of the Directors’ Committee of the Tunisian Human Rights League & President of the “Une Million de Femmes Rurales” Association – Tunisia

Abdellatif Al-Yousfi, Member of the Political Bureau of the Unified Socialist Party (Morocco) – Morocco

Mohamed AlDahshan, Economist, UK

Tewfik Allal, Trade Unionist, Algeria/France

Lamis Andoni, Journalist, Jordan

Ali Anouzla, Journalist, Morocco

Nejma Aouadi, President of the Tunisian Women’s Association for Research and Development – Tunisia

Sami Aouadi, University Professor/Trade Unionist – Tunisia

Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the Executive Committee (PLO) – Palestine

Sion Assidon, Citizen and Founding Member of BDS Morocco – Morocco

Essia Atrous, Journalist – Tunisia

Saleh Bakri, Actor – Palestine

Ziad Bakri, Actor, Palestine

Anis Balafrej, Civil Rights’ Activist – Morocco

Omar Barghouti, Co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Movement (BDS) – Palestine

Kamel Barkaoui, University Professor – France

Habib Belhadi, Film Director & Producer, Tunisia

Abdelilah Belkeziz, University Professor – Morocco

Fouad Bellamine, Artist – Morocco

Ayadh Ben Achour, University Professor – Tunisia

Houcine Ben Azzouna, University Professor, Tunisia

Houda Ben Ghachem, University Professor – Tunisia

Fathi Ben Haj Yahia, Educator – Tunisia

Tarek Ben Hiba, Human Rights’ Activist – Tunisia

Ghassan Ben Khelifa, Journalist, Tunisia

Zohra Ben Lakhdar Akrout, Professor of Physics, Faculty of Science in Tunisia – Tunisia

Mustapha Ben Letaief, University Professor – Tunisia

Najib ben Salem, Professor Emeritus – Tunisia

Hefnaoui Benamar Ghoul, Journalist and Human rights Activist, Algeria

Bachir BenBarka, Retired University Professor – France

Kenza Benjelloun, Conceptual Artist, Morocco

Farida Benyazid, Film Director – Morocco

Abdelmoughit Benmessaoud Tredano, University Professor – Morocco

Bichr Bennani, Editor – Morocco

Mohamed Bennis, Poet – Morocco

Sihem Bensedr, President of the Truth and Dignity Comission – Tunisia

Abdou Berrada, Journalist, Morocco

Mohammed Berrada, Writer – Morocco

Heba Beydoun, Political Consultant – Palestine

Kais Blaiech, Lawyer/Student – Tunisia

Mokhtar Blaiech, Lawyer, Tunisia

Mohamed Ali Boughdiri, Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union – Tunisia

Mohamed Larbi Bouguerra, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Sciences in Tunis – Tunisia/France

Nadir Bouhmouch, Director – Amazigh Land

Anouar Brahem, Composer & Oud Instrumentalist – Tunisia

Mustapha Brahma, National Secretary of The Democratic Voice – Morocco

Omar Brouksy, University Professor/Journalist – Morocco

Nahla Chahal, Editor in Chief of Assafir Al Arabi – Lebanon

Taoufik Chamari, Civil Society Activist – Tunisia

Khemayyes Chammari, Former Ambassador – Tunisia

Houcine Chebli, Retired Mathematics Professor – Tunisia

Hafidha Chekir, Vice President of the International Federation for Human Rights – Tunisia

Mouhieddine Cherbib, Human Rights’ Activist – Tunisia

Fatma Cherif, Film Director, Tunisia

Alya Cherif Chammari, Lawyer in the Court of Cassation – Tunisia

Driss Chouika, Theatre Director & Producer – Morocco

Larbi Chouikha, University Professor – Tunisia

Saad Chraibi, Film Director – Morocco

Mohamed Dalbah, Writer/Journalist – USA

Majdouline Darwish, Civil servant, Lebanon

Faycal El Ghoul, Retired University Professor – Tunisia

Montaser El Idrissi, Graphic Designer and Researcher – Morocco

Basma El-Husseiny, Cultural Director – Egypt

Oumaima El-Khalil, Singer, Lebanon

Hossam El-Wahidi, Political Advisor – Palestine

Khaled Elbalshy, Journalist – Egypt

Mohamed Lakhdar Ellala, President of the “Tunisians in France” Association – France

Dirar Elyyan, Associate Vice President of Palestine Technical University (Kadoorie) – Palestine

Mohamed Ennaji, Writer – Morocco

Noura Erakat, University Professor – USA

Zeyneb Farhat, Cultural Activist – Tunisia

Hani Faris, Professor of Political Science – Canada

Wahid Ferchichi, University Professor – Tunisia

Claudette Ferjani, Retiree, Social and Intellectual Studies Association – Tunisia/France

Mohamed Cherif Ferjani, Professor Emeritus, University of Lyon II, President of the Higher Scientific Council at Timbuktu Institute, African Centre for Peace Studies – France/Tunisia

Khadija Finan, Uniersity Professor – France

Ibrahim Fraihat, University Professor, Palestine

Sahar Francis, Lawyer – Palestine

Ahmad Al-Galai, Member of the Arab Institute for Human Rights, Tunisia

Amel Garami, University Professor – Tunisia

Raoudha Gharbi, Human Rights Activist, Tunisia

Alain Gresh, Journalist, France

Yousef Habache, Journalist/Human Rights’ Activist – Palestine/France

Sofia Hadi, Actress – Morocco

Elaine Hagopian, Ph.D, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Simmons University, USA

Nisreen Haj Ahmad, Activist, Jordan

Abdellah Hammoudi, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University – Morocco

Faleh Hammoudi, Trade Unionist/Human Rights’ Advocate – Algeria

Hamza Hamouchene, Researcher/Activist, International Institute – Algeria/UK

Maher Hanin, Sociologist and Political Activist, The Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights – Tunisia

Haitham Hasan, Chief of the General Surgery Department at Makassed Hospital, Palestine

Abderrahman Hedhili, President of the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights – Tunisia

Leila Hilal, Senior fellow for the International Security Program and the former director of the Middle East Task Force at New America, USA

Yamila Hussein, Education Leader, USA

Samah Idris, Editor in Chief of Al Adaab Magazine – Lebanon

Gameela Ismail, Politician/Journalist – Egypt

Abderrahim Jamai, Lawyer in Rabat, Former Chief of the Lawyers’ Syndicate and Former President of the Bar Association of Morocco – Morocco

Mahmoud Jemni, Director, Tunisia

Kamel Jendoubi – Honorary President of EuroMed Rights – Tunisia

Mohamed Ali Jendoubi, University Professor of Mathematics – Tunisia

ElHabib Kamal, Human Rights’ Activist – Morocco

Afifa Karake, Highschool Educator – Lebanon

Ali Kazak, Former Ambassador and General Director of “Palestine Publications” – Australia

Rajae Kessab, Political Activist, Trade Unionist/Parlimentarian, Consultative Council

Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University, United States

Abdelmoumen Khalil, General Secretary of the Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH) – Algeria

Bassem Khalil Al-Wazir, Activist – Palestine

Suhad Khatib, Artist – Palestine

Cherifa Kheddar, President of “Our Algeria” Association, supporting victims of terrorism – Algeria

Mohamed Khenissi, Former Political Prisoner and President of “Nachaz” Association – Tunisia

Sadri Khiari, Artist, Tunisia

Souad Labbize – Writer/Translator – France

Nabyl Lahlou, Writer/Theatre and Film Director – Morocco

Moulim Laroussi, Writer – Morocco

Chokri Latif, Writer/ President of the Tunisian Coalition Against Capital Punishment – Tunisia

Ali Louati, Writer – Tunisia

Tarek Loubani, Physician, Canada

Bahija Lyoubi, Film Producer – Morocco

Mohamed Maali, Journalist/Translator, Tunis Center for Press Freedom, Tunisian Coalition Against the Death Penalty (CTCPM) – Tunisia

Ali Maarouf, Member of the Palestinian Higher Council for Health, Member of the Palestinian Central Council and President of the Arab-German Medical Association – Germany

Fouad Maghrabi, Professor Emeritus of Political Science – USA

Rachid Maalaoui, President of the SNAPAP Union & CGATA, Algeria

Saloua Mani Aouadi, University Professor, Tunisia

Linda Mansour, Lawyer, USA

Hasna Marsit, Member of Parliament, Founder & President of the “Voice of Nefzaoua” Association – Tunisia

Ali Mili, University Professor – Tunisia

El-Khansa Mkada-Zghidi, University Professor & Researcher – Tunisia

Maati Monjib, University Professor, President of Freedom Now

Jamel Msallem, President of the Tunisian Human Rights League – Tunisia

Amer Muhammad, Sudanese Refugee – France

Naous Nadine, Director – Lebanon

Tamer Nafar, Rap Artist – Lydda

Ahmed Nagy, Writer – Egypt

Ibrahim Nasrallah, Writer – Jordan

Abdelaziz Nouaydi, Lawyer – Morocco

Osama Qasem, Activist – Jordan

Abderrahim Rabea, Member of the SNAPAP Union & CGATA – Algeria

Omar Radi, Journalist – Morocco

Roshdi Rashed, Emeritus Director of Research

Habib Rejeb, Physician, Tunisia

Abdul Amir Rikabi, Writer – Iraq

Massoud Romdhani, Human Rights’ Activist – Tunisia

Khadija Riyadhi, Human Rights’ Activist – Morocco

Walid Salem, Deanship of Scientific Research at Al Quds University – Palestine

Said Salhi, Vice President of the Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights – Algeria

Mohamed Sammouni, Journalist/Sociology Researcher – Morocco

Youssef Seddik, Writer/Philosopher – Tunisia

Nabil Ali Shaath, Advisor to the President of Palestine – Palestine

Laila Shahid, Former Ambassador – Palestine

Taoufiq Tahani, Mathematics Professor – France

Alaa Talbi, History Researcher – Tunisia

Bassem Trifi, Lawyer and Human rights Activist – Tunisia

Mokhtar Trifi, Honorary President of the Tunisian Human Rights League and Vice President of the World Organisation Against Torture – Tunisia

Karem Yehia, Journalist/Writer – Egypt

Dalal Yassin, Human and Refugee Rights’ Author & Writer – USA

Hatem Zaag, Mathematics’ Research Director – Tunisia/France

Mohamed Zeidan, Former Director of the Arab Foundation for Human Rights – Nazareth


List of 295 signatories since the statement’s release (update on May 24, 2020)


Amina Shbala, Agricultural Engineer, Algeria

Machri Salim, Public Health Expert, Morocco

Fathahhah Hafidi, Teacher, Morocco

Aziz Zakari, Teacher, Morocco

Hamid Najibi, Teacher, Morocco

Said Taraf, Teacher, Morocco

Muhammad Soltane, Executive Director of the Foundation  Freedom Initiative, United States

Slim Ben Salah,  pediatric surgeon, Tunisia

Leila Tobal,writer and theater actress, Tunisia

Abderrahim Labyad, businessman, Morocco

Mohammed Yousfi, trade-unionist and political activist, Morocco

Yassine Hachaichi, Researcher, Tunisia

Hania ElAriqi, Human Rights activist, Koweit

Abdallah Elharrif, former National Secretary of the party Annahj Addemoqrati, Maroc

Zeineb Attoujani, academic, Tunisia

Mensef Elfaqi, University of medicine teacher, Tunisia

Mohamed Benslimane, barrister, Morocco

Zeineb Shouin, retired, Etats Unis

Aya Hijazi, Director of “BILADI”, Etats Unis

Asmahane El-Batraoui, Human Rights defender, Egypt

Habiba Ettounsi, Civil Officer, France

Mahmoud Toulit, nurse, France & Morocco

Abdljebbar Ettabi, activist in politics, Morocco

Hemdan Addamiri,  Palestinian activist in Belgium, Belgium

Ali Sadki, NGO activist, Morocco

Mahjouba KARIM, Human rights defender (AMDH),  Morocco

Françoise Feugas, Journalist, France

Ibrahim Bechara Hasri, Media, Palestine

Choukri Essaifi, researcher and journalist, Tunisie

Faleh Hammoudi, Trade unionist Rights activist, Algeria

Mohamed Mournin, Independant, Belgium

Amal Hassib Hassan, Secretary of Library, Lebanon

Olfa Lamloum, Political Scientist, Tunisia

Rabia mounir, Teacher, France

Saad I. Abdulhadi، Merchant ، Nablus

Mou’aouiya Kasry, Physician, Palestine

Youssef Asharif, Researcher International Relations, Tunisia

Jouda Bakir, Retired, Tunisia

Aida Seif El Dawla, University Professor and founding member of El-Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture, Egypt

Ibtesam Zeidan, Caregiver, Canada

Patrizia Roletti, Film Producer, Italy

Asmaa Muhammed Abdullah Abdurrahim, Teacher, Egypt

Mohamed Farouk, General Manager, Egypt

José-Luis Moragues, doctor of psychology, France

Tahani Amina,Housewife, Maroc

Hala Mahmoud Ibrahim, student, Egypt

Hanan Badr, University Professor, Germany

Brigitte Challande, BDS, France

Mina Ibrahim, coordinator of the Maghreb-Mashreq Association Prison Affairs, Germany

Eisa Alsarraf, retired, Kuwait

Ashraf Hamzah, Syria

Ahmed Karaoud, Human Rights Defender, Tunisie

Charaf Mohcen Al Moussawi, Anticorruption Activist and Human Rights Defender, Bahrein

Said Benazouza, Teacher, Morocco

Fadel Mustapha Annaqib, Honorary Professor in Economy, Waterloo University, Canada

Saïd Asserda, Researcher in Mathematics, Morocco

Cauvy Francis, Human Rights activist, France

Sahib Alhussaini, Engineer / Retired, Canada

Nourredine Belmouhoub, Member of the National Council of the Algerian League for the defense of Human Rights Algiers, ALGERIA

Saad Jadir, researcher, United Kingdom

Said Kharraz, Trade Union Activist, Morocco

Hind Zine, Public Officer, Egypt

Rabab K Ward, Professor Emeritus, Canada

Mohamed Lazrek, University Teacher, Morocco

Ashraf Shamasneh, Finance Manager, Palestine

Ayad Ahram, Human rights defender, France

Mashry Salim, Member of the trade union SNAPAP, CGATA, Algeria

Atif Koboursy, Teacher, Canada

Guy Ferdinande, artiste, France

Nawwaf Kharma, University Professor, Canada

Belaïd Elbousky, Human Rights Activist, United States

Danièle Jeammet, Journaliste honoraire, France

Lily Habash, Governance Advisor, Greece

Mohammed Choukri, University Professor, Morocco

Nicole Gleizes, BDS France (Montpellier), France

Alessandra De Poli, Student, Italy

Nicole Leffeuvre,  UJFP member, France

Mazen Muhammad Assaf, Sales Manager, Jordan

Iman Khadrawi, biology student, Algeria

Raja Abu Ghazaleh Shaath, Director, Palestine

Tariq Faris, Physician, Palestine

Osama Shaaban, Administrative Assistant, Palestine

Samah Jabr, Psychiatrist, Palestine

Ezzeldin Atallah Hammad Jawabreh, Worker, Palestine

Tayseer Fattouh, Attorney / General Secretary of the Palestinian Social Justice Party, Palestine

Magda Muhammad Hamdi Al-Masry, politician and former minister, Palestine

Abbas Zuhri, Chef, Lebanon

Nour Samir Al-Ajez, Information Technology Officer, Palestine

Shadi Omar Khudair Khudair, government employee, Palestine

Naeem Muhammad Badha, freelance business, Palestine

Adnan Samara, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Al-Quds Open University, Palestine

Amin Hussein, Businessman, Morocco

Nayef Swaitat, Member of the Revolutionary Council, Palestine

Firas Ismail Elhajj, Teacher, Palestine

Ziyad Abu Ziyad, Lawyer / Former Minister, Jerusalem

Effat Al-Wardat, Housewife, Greece

Mohammad Ghabin, Student, United States

Munther Abdul-Qader Abu Tarboush, Free Profession, Palestine

Mohamed Marwa, retired, Lebanon

Ilham Abughazaleh, Associate Professor at Birzeit University, Palestine

Simon Elzeinab, Mediation, Denmark

Moeen Al-Taher, Writer and Researcher, Jordan

Elif Sabbagh, Researcher and Political Analyst, Palestine

Suhaib Al-Sharif, Lawyer, Palestine

Mamdouh Gabr, Former Ambassador / Academic, UK

Raed Jabr, Journalist, Russia

Barakat Falah, Government Employee, Palestine

Basem Hussein Qaddoura, Retired Community Activist, Palestine

Deeb Rasmi Deeb Hourani, Journalist, Palestine

Yahya Hijazi, University Professor, Jerusalem

Suhail Abu Al-Arraj, Director of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Palestine

Maamoun alwahiedi, Engineer, Palestine

Rami Abdullah Al-Shiyah, Project Director of the Arab Palestine Relief and Civil Development Authority, Palestine

Samia Issa, Novelist and Journalist, Palestine, Residing in Lebanon

Yahya Muhammad Abdul Qadir Shaat, Researcher in International Development, Coordinator of the Social Committee of the Fatah Movement in the Gaza Strip, Palestine

Hazem Abu Hamed, Journalist,  Russia

Munzer Mamdouh Manna, Engineer, Russia Federation

Abdel-Rahman Abdel-Moneim Sidr, Researcher, Palestine

Abdul Sattar Ahmaidan Rashid Shaat, President of the General Union of Palestinian Peasants, Palestine

Munir M Elshurafa, Senior Group consultant, Jordan

Suleiman Mansour, Plastic Artist, Palestine

Sharhabil Ahmed khashan, Engineer, Russia

Sarie Noussaibeh, Philosophy teacher, Palestine

Ahmed Ahmed Mohamed Ashayb, businessman, Equador

Samir Youssef Abou Afash, Fath and PLO Secretary in Beyrouth, Liban

Mohamed Ali Alaidi, Engineer, Palestine

Jassir Ataya, Accountant, Palestine

Fatine Izdahmed, researcher in social science, Lebanon

Rabie elmughrabi, worker, Lebanon

Hassan Kheir Bakir, Journalist, Lebanon

Kassem Suboh, Specialist in Internal medicine, Lebanon

Bassam Shehadeh, Lawyer and Notary , Palestine

Hassan Elbazzam, Public officer, Lebanon

Mahmoud Hammadi, Physician, Lebanon

Nahed Soussan, School administration, Lebanon

Maha abu Issa, Economist, Palestine

Zyad Mooti, Technician, Palestine

Mohamed Elfateh Elnaseri, Former Ambassador of the Arab League, Morocco

John Dabit, Professor, United States

Makhmud al-Khamza, Academic and political researcher, Syria

Hamdi shaat, Physician, Russia

Jamil Qaddourah, Systems analyst, Canada

Bassam Hubeichi, Human rights consultant, Lebanon

Yahya Muhammad Abdallah Saleh, Chair of the association Kanaan for Palestine, Yemen

Sonia El Cherkawi, Social Studies Coordinator and English Teacher, Lebanon

Ghaleb AL Saleh, Public officer, Lebanon

Lina Shaheen, Social Worker, Palestine

Barae Ettaher, Pharmacist, Palestine/Germany

Siamed Mehho, Electrician, Lebanon

Chehade Fawzi Zaher, Doctor, Lebanon

Aissa Hassan Salem Abu Eid, Teacher, Jordan

Mahmoud Tewfiq Asharqaoui, Liberal Profession , Lebanon

Ridouane Abdullah, Journalist, Palestine

Maher Ibrahim Al Ashouh, street coffee seller, Acre

Saud Al-Mawla, University Professor, Lebanon

Munther Abdullah Yassin, Retired School Principal, Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, Lebanon

Talal Tohme, Journalist, Lebanon

Abdul Muttalib Bakri, expatriate, Brazil

Harith Dureid Suleiman, University Professor and Political Writer, Lebanon

Issam Nassar, University Professor, United States

Ashraf Abdulhai, Doha Institute, Doha

Waheed Shipli, Palestine Liberation Organization, Lebanon

Asaad Ghanem, University Professor, Palestine

Nabil Abdul-Rahman Al-Jabri, Physician, Jordan

Hilal Kamel Matari, Former Prisoner released from Israeli prisons, Palestine

Sri Muhammad Al-Kidwa, Goodwill Ambassador in Palestine Editor-in-Chief of Al-Sabah Newspaper, Palestine

Leila Sansour, Film producer, United Kingdom

Raed Saad Eddin Ahmed Hijazi, oficer of l’Autorité nationale palestinienne, Palestine

Nabih Tabbara, political activist, Lebanon

Mohammad al Nabulsi، Journalist،  The Netherlands

Khaled Hilmi Al-Amleh, General Manager of Jericho Industrial & Bethlehem Industrial Operations, Palestine

Muhammad Shibli, Merchant, Lebanon

Marwan Aghbar, Journalist, Palestine

Maan Bashour, Founding President of the Arab National Forum, Lebanon

Shahinaz Abdullah, Teacher, Lebanon

Souzan Gazali, Teacher, Lebanon

Naser Haidar, Physician, Lebanon 

Nawaf Al-Tamimi, University Professor, UK

Muheeb Alrefae, Student, Palestine

Bayan Khaled Muhammad Aarouq, Enginierr, Palestine

Hatim Abdeqader, ex Minister of AlQods, member of the Revolutionary Council of Fath, Palestine

Ouhoud Shoubaki, Journalist, Palestine

Qays Allane, retired military, Palestine

Rima Paulus SABA, urbanist, Palestine

Yahya Mouallim, Coordinator of the association “Khamis Elasra” Liban

Malil Aljizaoui, activist, Lebanon

Soha fakih, Doctor, General medicine, Liban

Youssef Murtada, Journalist and Political Figure / Member of the Lebanese Writers Union, Lebanon

Manar Amin haidar, Teacher, Akka

Hala Ali Abou Sweid, Teacher, Lebanon

Hayam Elahmed, Housewife, Lebanon

Zuhair Abu Shaib, Poet, Palestine / Jordan

Deeb  Dumiati, Architect/General Manager, Jordan

Ayda Abou Afash, Financial manager, Lebanon

Taha Amghamis, Activist, Palestine / Lebanon

Jawad Wadi, Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Board of Trustees of Al-Azhar University in Gaza, Palestine

Rayan Al Hakim، MD. PhD، Lebanon

Saleh Raafat, Secretary-General of the Palestinian Democratic Union (FDA) Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Palestine

Abdel-Fattah Mady, Professor of Political Science, Egypt

Hani Saberdeek, Retired, Palestine

Saleh Mousa Chehadi, Teacher, Lebanon

Maha Khalil Hassouneh, Director of Company Registration, Palestine

Zuhair Abu Shaib, poet, Palestine / Jordan

Jumaa Shanab, writer and storyteller, Jordan

Issam Al-Saadi, writer and poet, Palestine / Jordan

Ayman Younis Ziyadah, General Manager of a Contracting Company, Jordan

Muhannad Abdul Hamid, journalist, Palestine

Riyad Muhammad Abu Sharkh, Under-Secretary General of the Egypt & Arab Intellectuals Association, Palestine

Nizar Al-Sahli, Palestinian journalist, France

Said El Sarout, social worker, Morocco

Shafiq Nazim Al-Ghabra, Professor of Political Science at Kuwait University, Kuwait

Nabil Abolawi, Engineer, Canada

Elyas Khoury, Writer, Lebanon

Riyad Ameyra, Journalist and researcher, Tunisie

Abdelkarim Itani, Barrister, Lebanon

Norma Nikola Masriya, Associate Professor, Palestine

Abdelfettah Sobhy Daoula, Media, Palestine

Oussama Abou Arshid, Political Activist, United States

Claudine Rebersat, Retired, France

Marie-Christine Boinet, Retired, France

Ludovic Sottiaux, Botanist, Belgium

Khaled Hamida, Radiologist, France

Chérifa Toumani, Retired, France

Camélia Laifa, Citizen, France

Zoubida Djelali, Retired Doctor, France

Jil Toumani, Supervisor, France

Eric Brune, Unionist, France

Daniel Brown, Journalist, France

Naïma Essaidi, Childcare Worker, France

Khaled Ezzahhar, Lawyer and University Professor, Tunisia

Murad Al-Kabbaj, Academic, United States

Hafid Fassi Fihri, Journalist, Writer, Morocco

Schaefer Sabine, Clinical Psychologist, France

Ghani Niame, Teacher,Trade Unionist, PCF Activist, France

Armand Caspar, Publisher, France

Neila Jrad, Retired Teacher and Political Activist, Tunisia

Jean-Pierre Debiol, Retired, France

Mireille Bergougnoux, Retired, France

Rachid Cherif, Retired, France

Maher Ayed, Director, Jordan

Marie-Lise Fayat, Citizen, France

Sawsan Noweir, Retired University Professor, France

Hafedh Halouani, Retired, Tunisia

Mounir Guellaty, Retired, Tunisia

Ali Bennani , Activist, France

Zahira Kamal, Secretary General of the Fida Party, former Minister for Women’s Affairs, Palestine

Leila Mlaiki-Abdeljaouad, Writer, Tunisia

Naji Hamouda, Agent control, France

Abdelhaq Regam, Retired University teacher, Moroccco

Mohamed Elmanai, Teacher and activist in POlitics and Trade-union, Tunisia

Henningsen Georgia, Retired of the European Commission, France

Nouria Meskine, Housewife, France

Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud Wadi, Technical Director in the Minister of the National Economy/ Mining Direction, Palestine

Souad Saeed Klopp, academic and researcher in psychological studies, Palestine

Jean-Paul Augier, Phd Religious Sciences / EPHE (Contemporary History)، France

Belaid Bensaid, Retired Telecomm Engineer,Tunisia

Diyae Taqtaq, Trade Union and Civil Society activist, Tunisia

Abdeslam Elassal, Human Rights and Politics activist, Morocco

Yahya Elghoul, academic historian, Tunisia

Tawfiq Ali Shehada, Former Director of a region in the Education system, University speaker, Palestine

Beziu Guy, Retraité de l’OIT, France

Bezou Ingrid، Housewife، France

Wagner Cécile, retired, Belgium

Claude Péronnet, Citizen, France

Sylvie Cottin, Teacher, Senegal

Aouni Sahbi, Retired, France

Raafat Abou Warda, International Cooperation, Palestine

Haytham Mansour, Physician, Palestine

Lassaad, Secondary education teacher, Tunisia

Rabha Attaf, Great Reporter and Human rights defender, France

Meriem Bahri, Physician, Algeria

Hussein Abdel-Wahab Hussein Salem, Employee of the Ministry of Local Government, Palestine

Hani Mahmoud Hassan Tafesh, Employee, Palestine

Karenza Case, Retired, UK

Sandra Houot, Researcher, France

Jocelyne Mouton, Strategy and organization consultant, France

Aïcha Benabdelmoumène, Retired, France

Henin Bierik, Chocolate Maker, Belgium

Youssef Sharqawi, Activist, Palestine

Richard Gonzales, Journalist, Spain

Mohamed Deeb, Member of the Human Rights Committee, Lebanon

Dominique Pivot, Retired, France

Amal Hadweh, entraîneuse, Palestine

Issam Nassar, University Professor, United States

Philippe Mattet, Retired Professor, France

Antonio Dennis Delgado Fonseca, Retired, Portugal

Mohamed Boulaich, Political and Social Activist, Morocco

Nabil Abdullah Al-Fayoumi, Lawyer and Member of the International Jurists Association, Palestine / Netherlands

Didier Samain, University Professor, France

Bruno Richard, Physician, France

Kamel Ishaq Al-Hawash, University Professor, Palestine / UK

Suzan Fayad, doctor and co-founder of El-Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture, Egypt

Feyrouz Ounaies, Translater, Switzerland

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