DJ Sama ‘Abdulhadi launched after eight days in Palestinian jail

Palestinian DJ Sama ‘Abdulhadi was released on bail after spending eight days in a Jericho Prison.

The Palestinian Authority ruling is under investigation for “desecrating a holy place and religious symbols and violating COVID-19 emergency measures”.

Sama ‘recorded her set for Beatportseries The residence in a courtyard within Maqam Nabi Musa in the West Bank, when the private event with a total of 30 friends and workers was prematurely closed by a group of demonstrators.

Despite receiving written permission to perform from the director general of the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Sama was criticized for playing techno in a religious venue and was eventually arrested. More about the situation here.

A petition soon appeared on, attracting more than 100,000 supporters. The page reads, “Sama Abdulhadi will be scapegoated and held accountable for a crime that did not take place and that she certainly did not commit.”

Sama ‘shares her own statement about Beatport:

I am safe and in good shape and I would like to thank everyone who spoke out for my situation and asked for my immediate release. I am overwhelmed by the support from my fellow musicians, artists, activists and the entire music community. I would like to thank everyone who made me feel so supported. Right now, I just want to spend time with my family.

Listen to their powerful Boiler Room set from 2018 below.

Sama ‘| Boiler room Palestine

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