Palestinian hunger striking prisoner and national leader Ahmad Sa’adat, the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, said in a letter smuggled from isolation that “all prisoners in the occupation jails have high morale despite their loss of weight and are determined to continue their hunger strike, confident of victory and the importance of their demands and their cause. He called for the masses of the Palestinian people, the Arab nation and all progressive forces, individuals, and institutions around the world to do their utmost to support the prisoners’ struggle.”
Sa’adat’s letter said that the demands of the prisoners are for their legitimate rights, chief among them abolition of solitary confinement as a cruel form of torture, utterly unjustified and contrary to international conventions against torture, ending the policy of preventing family visits to prisoners from Gaza, as well as the need to expand family visits to all relatives.
Sa’adat noted that the occupation forces had confiscated all electrical appliances, additional clothing and access to the canteen, as well as repeatedly inspecting prisoners’ cells, with the goals of provoking exhausted prisoners and putting pressure on thm to end the strike.
He noted that the strike involves all Palestinian factions, parties and political forces and reflected true national unity on the ground.