[Pnews] Take Action: Urgent Call to Save Palestinian Hunger Strikers

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Tue Jul 30 13:40:00 EDT 2019


  Take Action: Urgent Call to Save Palestinian Hunger Strikers

July 30, 2019

Currently there are *nine administrative detainees on hunger strike* 
against administrative detention, three of them, Huthaifa Halabiya, 
Mustafa Hassanat and Mohammed Abu Akker, have been on a hunger strike 
for thirty days demanding their release. Furthermore, Ahmad Ghannam, 
Sultan Khaluf, Hassan Awad, Hamzeh Awad, Muneer al-Abed and finally 
Isma’el Ali have started their hunger strikes on different dates after 
mid-July 2019.

Today, around 20 Palestinian prisoners have joined the hunger strike , 
some of them are administrative detainees themselves and some joined to 
support the fight of those administrative detainees on a hunger strike.

Addameer’s lawyer was able to visit the prisoners Huthaifa Halabiya, 
Muhammad Abu Akker, and Mustafa Hassanat yesterday, 29 July 2019. The 
prisoners reported that they were suffering from severe fatigue 
throughout their bodies and pain in their joints as well as headaches. 
They confirmed that they were continuing their open hunger strike until 
the end of their adminstrative detention and release.

Addameer emphasizes that the policy of administrative detention is used 
against Palestinians as a form of repression and collective punishment 
that violates all international norms and amounts to torture. *And so, 
as the strike continues, Addameer Prisoner Support urges supporters of 
justice around the world to take action to support the Palestinian 
prisoners whose bodies and lives are on the line for freedom and dignity.*

The issue of Palestinian prisoners and detainees held in Israeli prisons 
and detention centers transcends one of individual human rights; it is 
also one of collective rights of an entire people – the Palestinian 
people, who continue to be deprived of the right to self-determination 
and sovereignty – basic fundamentals of international law. All 
Palestinian political prisoners – regardless of their alleged political 
affiliations or charges – are entitled to fair trial guarantees under 
international humanitarian law and international human rights laws. 
Palestinian political prisoners and detainees are systematically 
subjected to torture and ill-treatment with continued impunity – 
highlighting the need for more solidarity actions from people around the 
globe to call for immediate release of all Palestinian political 
prisoners, long-denied their basic rights.

*Addameer Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association urges all people 
to organize events in solidarity with the struggle of hunger-striking 
prisoners and detainees.  Stand in solidarity with Palestinian 
hunger-strikers, raise awareness about them, help us pressure the 
Israeli occupation authorities to respect the prisoner’s basic rights. *


 1. *Join Addameer social media campaign aims at raising awareness:
    *hold a sign saying* #Hunger_Strike_for_Dignity, #PalHunger,
    #Free_Palestinian_Political_Prisoners, or #StopAD (administrative
    detention campaign), #NotATarget (Human Rights Defenders campaign),
    *and share either a picture of you holding a sign or just the
    hashtag along with a picture of a prisoner or a detainee on social
    media (twitter and facebook) to raise awareness.
 2. *Organize a protest, demonstration, speaking event or banner drop
    *in your city*, *community or campus calling for the immediate
    release of all Palestinian political prisoners and to show
    solidarity with the hunger striking prisoners and detainees.
 3. *Contact decision makers directly*. Listed below are the contact
    details for the relevant decision makers. Please, take a minute out
    of your day, and reach out directly to them to urge them to
    respective the rights and release all political prisoners
    arbitrarily detained in their prisons.
 4. *Contact your own representatives*. No matter what country you are
    from, if you have access to your representatives, please contact
    them directly about the issue. Pressure is built by pressing on
    those who will listen, and having them pass the message up the chain
    of decisions makers. The only way to do so is to have a sufficient
    amount of people reach out and express a desire that your government
    act on the issue.
 5. *Join BDS Campaign: *Organize an action at HP office in your city to
    highlight the role of corporations involved in – and profiting from
    – the political imprisonment of Palestinians by the Israeli occupation.
 6. *Join Addameer’s campaigns and their Call to Action: *Addameer has
    two major campaigns: Stop Administrative Detention campaign
    <http://www.addameer.org/Campaign/stop-administrative-detention> and
    the Human Rights Defenders.
    <http://www.addameer.org/Campaign/human-rights-defenders> You could
    use any of addameer’s materials prepared for these two campaigns or
    any other materials on Addameer’s website.
 7. *Send an email to* *info at addameer.ps* <mailto:info at addameer.ps>* or
    to our Facebook page
    <https://www.facebook.com/AddameerAssociation/> to let us know about
    any actions you are planning and we can help you in any possible way.*

*Attorney General*

Avihai Mendelbilt

Ministry of Justice

29 Salah al-Din Street

Jerusalem 91010, Israel

Fax: +972 2 530 3367 <tel:+972%202-530-3367>

Email: ishkat-yoetz at justice.gov.il <mailto:ishkat-yoetz at justice.gov.il>

*Commander of the IOF – West Bank*

General Nadav Padan

GOC Central Command

Military Post 01149, Battalion 877

1111 at idf.gov.il <mailto:1111 at idf.gov.il>

Fax: +972 2 530 5741 <tel:+972%202-530-5741>, +972 2 530 5724 

*Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu*

Prime Minister's Office

3 Kaplan St. Hakirya


Fax: +972 <tel:+972%202-530-5724>-2-6496659

Email: bnetanyahu at KNESSET.GOV.IL <mailto:bnetanyahu at KNESSET.GOV.IL>

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