13 November, NYC: Protest to free Palestinian hunger strikers and stop HP

Monday, 13 November
5:00 pm
Best Buy Union Square
52 E. 14th St, NYC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/139268030130719/

Three Palestinian prisoners are continuing their hunger strikes in Israeli jails, demanding their release from administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial.

On Wednesday, 8 November, Israeli occupation forces stormed the home of Bajis Nakhleh in the Jalazone refugee camp in Ramallah in a pre-dawn raid; he was taken to the Etzion interrogation center, where he immediately launched an open hunger strike. A former prisoner, Nakhleh, 53, spent over 20 years in Israeli prisons over various arrests and was released only two months prior, on 1 September. He has pledged to continue his strike until his release.

He joined Hassan Shokeh, 29, from Bethlehem, on hunger strike since October 11 against his own imprisonment without charge or trial. Shokeh was seized again by occupation forces in late September, less than one month after he was released from Israeli prison on August 13, and ordered imprisoned without charge or trial.

Also on hunger strike is Hamza Bouzia of Salfit, held without charge or trial under administrative detention. He has been refusing food to demand his release from imprisonment.

Sheikh Khader Adnan, former long-term hunger striker, said that the hunger strikers are engaged in a battle of freedom and dignity that challenges the occupation. He urged greater action to support the hunger strikers and work to end their suffering, emphasizing that the hunger strike is a tool of action for the Palestinian prisoners’ movement (samidoun.net/2017/11/four-palestinian-prisoners-continue-hunger-strikes-in-israeli-prisons).

Stand with Shokeh, Bouzia and Nakhleh to demand that Israel release them, 460 other administrative detainees and all 6,198 Palestinian political prisoners (addameer.org/statistics), and that Hewlett Packard companies end their contracts with Israeli prisons and detention centers, occupation and security forces, and checkpoints and settlements (investigate.afsc.org/company/hp-incinvestigate.afsc.org/company/hewlett-packard-enterprise,investigate.afsc.org/company/dxc-technology-company).

Help build a growing international campaign to boycott HP (bdsmovement.net/boycott-hp) over the companies’ 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.