[Pnews] Escalating protest inside Israeli prisons to begin December 1: New statement from Palestinian prisoners

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Sun Nov 30 12:02:55 EST 2014


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samidoun posted: "The following statement was released on 29 November by 
the Prison Branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine 
and reflects the organizing of prisoners from all Palestinian political 
parties inside Israeli occupation prisons, including the "


    Escalating protest inside Israeli prisons to begin December 1: New
    statement from Palestinian prisoners
    <http://samidoun.ca/2014/11/escalating-protest-inside-israeli-prisons-to-begin-december-1-new-statement-from-palestinian-prisoners/>

by samidoun <http://samidoun.ca/?author=1>

/The following statement was released on 29 November by the Prison 
Branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and reflects 
the organizing of prisoners from all Palestinian political parties 
inside Israeli occupation prisons, including the organizing of PFLP 
prisoners. The Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat 
<http://freeahmadsaadat.org/2014/11/30/new-statement-from-occupation-prisons-palestinian-political-prisoners-plan-to-escalate-protest/> distributed 
the statement below. Samidoun will announce and participate participate 
in international solidarity actions with the prisoners' struggle as news 
and actions develop:/

At the time when the occupation is continuing its onslaught against our 
people everywhere, escalating the attack and violations and racist 
hatred in everywhere, this attack is becoming more violent and ugly 
against the prisoners' movement. Here, there are not even the barest 
elements of parity in the balance of power, which falls decisively in 
favor of the enemy, as conditions become more difficult and cruel and 
the occupier escalates its policies that aim to undermine our 
determination, will and revolutionary humanity through a series of 
measures impacting all aspects of prisoners' lives inside the occupation 
prisons. These policies include denial of family visits, limitations and 
prohibitions on deposits of money to the prison "canteen" (commissary) 
accounts, eliminating almost all television stations except two Hebrew 
channels and 1 Arabic channel, as well as arbitrary transfer and a 
recent increased escalation of solitary confinement and isolation. This 
comes on top of restrictions on movement within prison sections and 
continuation of the deliberate policy of medical neglect, denying sick 
prisoners visits with specialist physicians under various pretexts, and 
the violent night raids and invasions of prisoners rooms under the 
pretext of inspection and searches for contraband. These so-called 
searches aim to uproot all stability in the lives of prisoners and make 
it clear to prisoners that they are being targeted on a daily basis. All 
of these raids only emphasize the steadfastness of the prisoners and 
their insistence on their will for life and freedom, which is truly what 
these raids are attempting to confiscate.

In light of the escalation of these attacks, backed by the political 
decision of the right-wing extremist Zionist government, and after all 
efforts have failed to end these attacks, which have been escalating 
since 12 June 2014, the prisoners' movement has held a series of 
meetings in various prisons about the current situation, which have 
issued several specific demands and which have decided to begin the 
implementation of a program of steps of protest with increasing 
escalation and rejection of the policy and procedures of the prison 
administration, in order to pressure the prison authority to implement 
these demands. These protest steps will begin on 1 December 2014 and 
will continue until the desired goals are accomplished.

*Prisoners' specific demands:*

  * Restore the situation to what it was prior to 15 June 2014
  * Cancel all denials of family visits, restore the removed television
    channels, cancel all prohibitions on canteen deposits, and restore
    conditions of life in general. Resume visits to prisoners from the
    Gaza Strip with equality with prisoners from the West Bank
  * End all of the recent punitive practices, including lengthy delays
    between family visits, prohibitions on assembly and movement within
    sections, the escalation of isolation and solitary confinement,
    frequent transfers by "Bosta" and address all matters relating to
    this issue, which inflicts significant suffering on prisoners while
    being transferred between prisons or taken to court
  * Improve the treatment of prisoners suffering from medical conditions
    and provide the necessary medications to prisoners suffering from
    disease
  * End administrative detention without charge or trial

*Announced schedule of protests to achieve these demands:*

1 December 2014, Monday - Sending a message to the director of the 
prison to discuss this issue
2 December 2014, Tuesday - One-day hunger strike in all prisons
9 December 2014, Tuesday - One-day hunger strike in all prisons
10 December 2014, Wednesday - Afternoon protest in the prisons
16 December 2014, Tuesday - One day hunger strike in all prisons
18 December 2014, Thursday - Boycotting the prison administration and 
striking by sections
23 December 2014, Tuesday - One day hunger strike in all prisons
25 December 2014, Thursday - Boycotting the prison administration and 
striking and protesting in sections
26 December 2014, Friday - Strikes and protests in all prisons, 
announcing the beginning of mass civil disobedience

This program will escalate in protest steps in order to build up 
pressure on the prison administration to support our struggle and 
achieve our just demands. The jailer, sooner or later, will be subject 
to the will and the victory of the prisoners!

Glory to the martyrs and victory to the revolution.

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine branch in Israeli jails

*samidoun <http://samidoun.ca/?author=1>* | November 30, 2014 at 6:57 am 
URL: http://wp.me/p2cx3f-1qX


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