Friday, 26 August 2022
10 am Pacific – 1 pm Eastern – 7 pm central Europe – 8 pm Palestine
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Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh has continued his hunger strike for the 176th day. Since his detention was “suspended” on Friday, 19 August, he has been held in Assaf Harofeh hospital, where he has been interviewed by journalists and visited by his family members and loved ones. He has repeatedly affirmed that he will only end his strike with a real agreement for his release, and he and his supporters have denounced the attempt of the occupation to evade its responsibility for Awawdeh’s life and health through the fig leaf of “suspended” detention.
At the same time, Palestinian prisoners announced that they will pursue steps of collective struggle inside occupation prisons, which began Monday, 22 August. These collective struggle steps were suspended in March 2022 after an agreement was purportedly reached to improve conditions for Palestinian detainees whose rights are systematically violated by occupation forces, from denial of family visits to constant transfers from prison to prison every six months to aggressive raids and invasions. They have announced that an open hunger strike will begin in 2 weeks if their demands are not met, and occupation forces imposed isolation and raided multiple prison sections on Thursday, 25 August.
The prisoners’ movement called for a day of action and struggle on 26 August to support their cause. Join us by tweeting the messages below!