Friday, 5 May
Support the international callout for action to support Palestinian prisoners! In the third week of the prisoners’ strike protest this Friday in Picadilly.
1500 Palestinian prisoners launched their hunger strike on Monday, 17 April to achieve a series of demands: access to public telephones, an end to the denial of family visits, proper medical care, and an end to policies of solitary confinement and administrative detention – imprisonment without charge or trial.
The strike was announced by Fateh prisoners with Barghouthi as their spokesperson. Prisoners from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Islamic Jihad, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Hamas, the People’s Party and others have declared participation in the strike, especially in Hadarim, Gilboa and Nafha prisons, where there is nearly unanimous participation in the strike among political prisoners.
The strikers have been met with harsh repression. Nearly all of the 1500 strikers have been denied legal visits; all have been denied family visits. Their personal belongings and clothing have been confiscated; many prisoners have even reported that the salt that they consume with water to sustain themselves has been confiscated by Israeli prison administration.
Manchester Boycott Israel Group – Victory to Palestine!
Victory to the Intifada
Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! (FRFI) Manchester
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network