[Ppnews] Palestinian Prisoners to refuse food in solidarity with hunger strikers
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Thu Feb 14 10:53:07 EST 2013
*Prisoners to refuse food in solidarity with hunger strikers*
(updated) 14/02/2013 16:46
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Palestinians jailed in Israel will go on hunger
strike on Tuesday in solidarity with detainees in Ramle prison clinic
who have refused food for several months, Palestinian Authority media
All Palestinian prisoners will join the one-day strike, Wafa reported,
quoting a statement from the Palestinian Prisoners Society.
Meanwhile, around 360 Palestinians jailed in Rimon prison, including
Islamic Jihad leaders, will refuse food on Thursday in solidarity with
long-term hunger strikers, the PPS said.
Samer Issawi has been on hunger strike for 196 days in Ramle prison.
Tareq Qaadan and Jaafar Azzidineb have been on hunger strike for 78 days.
In a statement Tuesday, the executive director of the Palestine Center
in Washington Yousef Munayyer criticized international silence on
"For months, Samer Issawi has refused food on a hunger strike and the
world has ignored him. Despite his resilience, which is an inspiration
to Palestinians everywhere, he is now reportedly close to death,"
"He is demanding freedom and dignity, and is willing to pay the ultimate
price to achieve them. At this moment, international players and global
civil society have an opportunity to either stand in support of Samer
and other Palestinians engaging in nonviolent resistance to Israel's
brutal and illegal occupation regime, or remain muted.
"There can be no in between. Palestinians are watching with heavy hearts
and history is recording."
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