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        <h1 id="reader-title">International call to action for 25 May:
          Day of global one-day hunger strikes for Palestinian prisoners</h1>
        May 19, 2017</div>
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              <p>Internationalist activists and organizers issued a call
                for a <a
                  href="http://europalestine.com/spip.php?article13025">global
                  one-day hunger strike</a> on 25 May in support of <a
href="http://samidoun.net/2017/05/33-days-of-hunger-strike-mass-transfers-of-prisoners-as-colonial-settler-murders-palestinian-protester/">hunger-striking
                  Palestinian prisoners</a> in Israeli jails. On 17
                April 2017, <a
href="http://samidoun.net/2017/04/1500-palestinian-prisoners-launch-largest-collective-hunger-strike-in-years-take-action-in-support/">1500
                  Palestinian political prisoners</a>, out of a total of
                nearly 6500 in Israeli prisons, launched the Strike for
                Dignity and Freedom.</p>
              <p>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.</p>
              <p>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, <a
                  href="https://web.facebook.com/events/1855744471341837/">CAPJPO-EuroPalestine</a>.
                Additional actions have been organized in <a
href="http://samidoun.net/2017/05/solidarity-strikes-spreading-through-europe-after-manchester-and-edinburgh-student-hunger-strikes-launched/">Edinburgh,
                  Manchester</a>, <a
href="http://samidoun.net/2017/05/brussels-protests-continue-to-support-hunger-striking-palestinian-prisoners-urge-bds-action/">Brussels</a>,
                <a
href="http://samidoun.net/2017/05/11-may-chicago-day-long-hunger-strike-and-encampment-in-solidarity-with-palestinian-prisoners/">Chicago</a>, <a
href="http://samidoun.net/2017/05/leila-khaled-announces-open-hunger-strike-for-palestinian-prisoners-as-catholic-patriarch-international-students-fast-in-solidarity/">Turin</a>
                and elsewhere. A <a
href="http://nc4psouthafrica.com/south-africas-deputy-president-goes-hunger-strike-for-palestinians/">one-day
                  hunger strike in South Africa</a> included the
                participation of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and
                numerous anti-apartheid veterans and former political
                prisoners.</p>
              <p>“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.</p>
              <p>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.</p>
              <p><strong>Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity
                  Network supports and joins in this call for global
                  hunger strike solidarity actions on 25 May.</strong></p>
              <p><strong>In order to join the actions on 25 May – marked
                  as a holiday throughout Europe, the Day of Ascension –
                  contact EuroPalestine at <a
                    href="mailto:info@europalestine.com">info@europalestine.com</a>.
                  We urge you to also contact Samidoun at <a
                    href="mailto:samidoun@samidoun.net">samidoun@samidoun.net</a>
                  so that we can include your actions on the global list
                  of solidarity events in support of the hunger strike.</strong></p>
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