ALERT 8th AUG – PROTEST IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN PRISONERS – 100S OF GAZANS ABDUCTED EN MASSE
Date: Friday 8th Aug 2014, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: G4S HQ, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT (Closest public transport: Victoria Tube/Rail station)
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/749192728471429/
With the ongoing carnage in Gaza its very easy to overlook the plight of the Palestinian prisoners, but we mustn’t do that. Hundreds of Gazaans are being abducted en masse at a time by the Israeli occupation forces, and as the Palestinian prisoners rights group Addameer reports they are being transferred to undisclosed locations for interrogation by Special Unit 504 before being handed over to the Shin Bet for further interrogation. Photos have emerged of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners stripped of their clothing sometimes blindfolded, held in humiliating conditions in the heat for extended periods, all in violation of international humanitarian law.
Addameer is concerned the detainees will be held under Israel’s “Unlawful Combatants Law.” This law allows for Palestinians from the Gaza Strip to be detained for an unlimited amount of time without being charged or brought to trial. Under this law, detainees are issued a permanent detention order and are then brought before an Israeli District Court only once every six months for judicial review of their order. In practice, the Unlawful Combatants Law contains fewer protections for detainees than even the few that are granted under administrative detention orders in the West Bank.
In addition to all the war crimes Israel is committing in Gaza it must be remembered that the forcible transfer of prisoners by the Occupying Power is in gross violation of Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Furthermore Israel’s well-known systematic and widespread use of physical and psychological torture against Palestinian prisoners also raises concerns for the treatment of the detainees as well.
We will be protesting in solidairty with all Palestinian prisoners on friday 8th August 2014 3pm outside G4S HQ in London, please join us.
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Palestinian Prisoners Campaign
The Palestinian Prisoners Campaign aims to raise awareness for the plight of Palestinian prisoners and build solidarity for their struggle and work towards their freedom. The campaign was launched by Innovative Minds (inminds.com) and the Islamic Human Rights Commission (ihrc.org) on the occasion of Al Quds Day 2012 (on 17th August 2012), since then we have held actions every fortnight in support of Palestinian prisoners, if you can spare two hours twice a month then please join the campaign by coming to the next action.