Thursday, 11 May
Join the Palestinian Community in Boston to stand in solidarity with political prisoners. #DignityStrike
More than 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners have been on hunger strike since April 17 (25 days on Thursday) for better conditions inside Israeli jails. Their demands include: access to education, proper medical care, regular visitation rights, respectful treatment of families by prison administrators, and an end to the practice of solitary confinement. Finally, they are also striking to protest one of the most obviously unjust Israeli policies—administrative detention, or imprisoning people indefinitely without charge. Israel holds 6,300 Palestinian political prisoners—300 of whom are children.
We also wish to call out the ways in which mass incarceration harms communities of color in the United States. According to the NAACP, one in six African-American men has been incarcerated. According to the Palestinian human rights group Addameer, approximately one in five Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories has been jailed since Israeli occupation began in 1967. All prison is political.
More info on the Palestinian prisoners at Addameerhttp://www.addameer.org/