Protests in Ramallah and Gaza stand in solidarity with hunger striking prisoners

ramallahprotFamilies of Palestinian prisoners along with Palestinian political factions and organizations held a march in Ramallah on July 18, in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike. The participants raised photos of the prisoners and banners calling for strengthening support for the prisoners, especially those on hunger strike.

Amin Shuman, secretary of the Higher Follow-Up Committee for Prisoners, said that the demonstration called for bringing the struggle of the prisoners to international forums, particularly in light of the danger to their health whether due to hunger strike or the medical negligence of the Israeli occupation. He particularly noted the precarious health of Abdullah Barghouthi after over 78 days of hunger strike.

He announced that additional events and actions will continue to take place to defend the prisoners and support their struggle.

Video of July 18 Ramallah protest:

On July 15, in Gaza, Palestinian prisoners’ families and supporters participated in a sit-in outside the International Committee of the Red Cross, in support of the prisoners. Photos by Joe Catron.