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On Sunday, April 17 – the 43rd annual Palestinian Prisoners’ Day – 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel launched the Strike of Freedom and Dignity, their largest mass hunger strike in five years.
Strikers face harsh repression from their Israeli jailers, including the denial of legal and family visits, isolation of strike leaders, confiscation of clothing, blankets and other personal items, and frequent raids by repressive units, often late at night.
But more prisoners to continue to join the strike, while others, including the most severely ill prisoners held in the Ramle prison clinic, have launched escalating protest steps in support of it.
On Thursday, imprisoned leaders from across the Palestinian political spectrum announced their participation in the strike.
The Palestinian prisoners’ movement and its supporters have called for international mobilization to help the strikers win their demands for family visits, adequate medical care and other basic improvements.
As the strike nears its fourth week, events to support it continue across the world.
Join American Muslims for Palestine – NJ Chapter, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, and other supporters of the strikers as we demand Israel release them and all 6,300 Palestinian political prisoners immediately, and that Hewlett Packard end its contracts with Israeli prisons and detention centers, occupation and security forces, and checkpoints and settlements now.
Build a growing international campaign to boycott HP over its support for Israeli crimes.
Support the Palestinian people, the Palestinian prisoners, the Palestinian Resistance, and the liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea.