Saturday, 22 April
Support the international callout for action to support Palestinian prisoners. Stall this Saturday in Piccadilly Gardens.
The prisoners’ solidarity movement has secured the release of Lena Jarbouni, the longest serving female prisoner. We will win!
1500 Palestinian prisoners launched their hunger strike on Monday, 17 April to achieve a series of demands, including access to public telephones for prisoners, an end to the denial of family visits, proper medical care, and an end to policies of solitary confinement and administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial.
While the strike was announced by Fateh prisoners with Barghouthi as their spokesperson, prisoners from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Islamic Jihad, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Hamas, the People’s Party and others have declared participation in the strike, especially in prisons like Hadarim, Gilboa and Nafha, where there is nearly unanimous participation in the strike among political prisoners. Perhaps the last mass strike which saw such broad participation was the 2014 administrative detainees’ hunger strike which involved all of those Palestinians held without charge or trial – at the time, a number below 200.