Saturday, 6 May
Approximately 1500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are engaged in a hunger strike to protest against their conditions of confinement, the biggest protest of its kind since 2012. One of the main demands is better medical care, along with an end to administrative detention – imprisonment without charge or trial. The hunger strikers have a series of demands, including access to a public pay telephone, family visits, access to media and better ventilation. Approximately 6500 Palestinians are deprived of their liberty in Israeli prisons. Several organizations including FIDH and Amnesty International have criticized Israel’s treatment of prisoners. Your support of the prisoners is necessary for their demands to be met.