[Pnews] International call to action for 25 May: Day of global one-day hunger strikes for Palestinian prisoners
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Mon May 22 11:30:47 EDT 2017
International call to action for 25 May: Day of global one-day hunger
strikes for Palestinian prisoners
May 19, 2017
Internationalist activists and organizers issued a call for a global
one-day hunger strike <http://europalestine.com/spip.php?article13025>
on 25 May in support of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners
in Israeli jails. On 17 April 2017, 1500 Palestinian political prisoners
out of a total of nearly 6500 in Israeli prisons, launched the Strike
for Dignity and Freedom.
The strikers’ demands are for basic human rights: an end to the denial
of family visits, proper health care and medical treatment, the right to
access distance higher education and an end to solitary confinement and
administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial.
A number of solidarity strikes have been organized internationally,
including a three-day strike in Paris organized by the initiator of the
global call for hunger strike, CAPJPO-EuroPalestine
<https://web.facebook.com/events/1855744471341837/>. Additional actions
have been organized in Edinburgh, Manchester
and elsewhere. A one-day hunger strike in South Africa
included the participation of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and
numerous anti-apartheid veterans and former political prisoners.
“Given the critical situation of the Palestinian prisoners and the
Israeli refusal to take their just demands into account, an appeal is
made to all people of conscience in the world to mobilize in the streets
on Thursday, 25 May, by observing a hunger strike to show their
solidarity with the heroic resistance of the Palestinian prisoners on
hunger strike since 17 April,” writes EuroPalestine.
Several cities have already confirmed their participation in a
collective hunger strike on this day, including Washington, DC, London,
Paris, Sydney, Dublin, Lyon, Nimes and Albertville.
*Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network supports and joins in
this call for global hunger strike solidarity actions on 25 May.*
*In order to join the actions on 25 May – marked as a holiday throughout
Europe, the Day of Ascension – contact EuroPalestine at
info at europalestine.com <mailto:info at europalestine.com>. We urge you to
also contact Samidoun at samidoun at samidoun.net
<mailto:samidoun at samidoun.net> so that we can include your actions on
the global list of solidarity events in support of the hunger strike.*
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