ACOM sues members of Samidoun for glorifying terrorism

ACOM (Action and Communication on the Middle East) has brought a criminal prosecution for glorifying terrorism, according to Article 578 of the Spanish Penal Code, against J.A., J.R., and A.F.A, who present themselves as members of Samidoun and other groups associated with Palestinian terrorist groups.

Last 29 October 2023, in an anti-Israeli demonstration in Madrid a group of organisers identified for belonging to Samidoun (Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network) and other groups such as Alkarama (Palestinian Women’s Movement) and the Masar Badil movement made speeches of incitement to hatred, justifying the attacks carried out and claimed by Hamas against Israeli civilians and glorifying Palestinian terrorist groups recognised as such by the European Union, and publicly inviting to use terrorist methods, cheering and justifying them.

Samidoun is an organization that has recently been forbidden in Germany, as it incites hatred and promotes antisemitism. It has no official registration in Spain and is related to the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine), an organization included in the terrorist list of the European Union.

The extreme seriousness of these acts has made our organization present a criminal prosecution for the crime of GLORIFYING TERRORISM, according to Article 578 of the Penal Code, and a crime of PROVOKING TERROR IN THE POPULATION, according to Article 573.1.4 and 577 of the Penal Code, as well as to request the Court to initiate prior proceedings to interrogate the accused and to request the Spanish Police to identify their whereabouts.

ACOM, reference group of the Spanish civil society that fights against antisemitic discrimination and the harassment of the only Jewish State, will continue to unmask all the actions carried out by those who not only intend to limit the liberties of the Jews, but also that their statements transcend the discourse of hatred to become real threats of committing terrorist attacks, also here in Spain.