Friday, 22 April
G4S Office – NYC (19 W 44th St)
3,000 Palestinian prisoners held in Ketziot, Ramon, Nafha, and Eshel prisons conducted a one-day hunger strike on 17 April to support prisoners in Nafha facing violent raids and repression by occupation special forces last Wednesday.
As of 19 April, prisoners in Nafha issued a statement that representatives of the imprisoned Palestinians from various factions had conducted a meeting with the Israeli prison representatives, and that prisoners remain on standby to escalate their struggle if their demands are not met. Their demands include removing the sanctions on prisoners in Nafha, accountability for the occupation guards who sprayed pepper spray inside Nafha sections and injured prisoners, and the return of all prisoners to their original sections.
Reports also indicated that sanctions had been imposed on prisoners in Ofer, Eshel, Ketziot, and Ramon prisons including prohibition of family visits for one month and prohibiting prisoners from recreation, the canteen (prison store) and library, in response to their one-day hunger strike.
Demand an end to Israel’s repressive measures against Palestinian political prisoners, to stand in solidarity with the hunger strikers and protest British-Danish security conglomerate G4S.
G4S, the world’s largest security company and second-biggest private employer, equips Israeli prisons and detention centers where 7,00 Palestinian political prisoners are held and tortured, as well as the occupation forces and infrastructure that routinely massacre Palestinians while holding millions under military rule.
Join us to answer a united appeal by Palestinian prisoners for escalated boycotts of G4S.
Demand G4S immediately end its contracts with Israeli prisons and detention centers, occupation and security forces and checkpoints, and that Israel release all Palestinian political prisoners.
Support the Palestinian people, the Palestinian prisoners, the Palestinian Resistance, and the liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea.