More than 45 people gathered on Tuesday 9 May in Santiago de Compostela, in front of the Galician Parliament and recorded their #SaltWaterChallenge, drinking water with salt. A manifesto was read in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Hunger Strike and people chanted slogans like “Long live the struggle of Palestinian prisoners!” and”Free Palestine!”.
After that, BDS Galiza delivered a letter to the Office of External Relations of the Galician Government (Xunta de Galicia) asking the Galician Government to require Israel to obey International Law and to fulfil the demands of Palestinian political prisoners; and asking also the government to notify the Palestinian Authority that the Galician people support the Palestinian prisoners and are concerned with their health and conditions of detention.
“The strike comes in response to the inhumane conditions and suffering of the Palestinian prisoners, subject to inhumane and degrading treatment, torture, lack of basic medical care, no family visits, no access to education, little or no communication with their lawyers, collective punishment, hospitalization in chains, isolation and the systematic blackmail of minors and people with illnesses,” said Ana Miranda, former Member of European Parliament and veteran of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza.
Some activists and sympathizers who could not come later recorded their own #SaltWaterChallenge and sent it to BDS Galiza:
Also, on 29th of April, during a tribute to Fidel Castro at the Teatro Principal of Pontevedra (Galiza) organized by the Asociación Amizade Galego-Cubana Francisco Villamil, two Galician guitarrists, Mini (Xosé Luís Rivas) e Mero (Baldomero Iglesias Dobarrio), dedicated a song to the Palestinian prisoners in Hunger Strike. People who attended the event said the ovation was thunderous and the support strong for Palestinian prisoners.
This report courtesy of BDS Galiza.