After 40 grueling days of surviving on only salt water, some 1500 Palestinian Political Prisoners have suspended their hunger strike. Led by Fatah leader and fellow political prisoner, Marwan Barghouti, prisoners within in Israeli detention centres began the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike in a bid to access their basic rights,[…]
Palestinian leaders have warned the media to “remain cautious” regarding reports of alleged negotiations between Israeli officials and Palestinians towards reaching an agreement to end a mass prison strike that entered its 35th day on Sunday, as hundreds more joined the some 1,300 Palestinians currently forgoing food in protest of[…]
By Yaseen Kippie “To go on hunger strike is a jihad, because you are sacrificing your own self.” These were the words of ardent Palestinian rights supporter Shaykh Ebrahim Gabriels, at a picket organised by the Al-Quds Foundation in support of the ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners in[…]
A social media campaign highlighting the plight of more than 1,500 hunger striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails has gone viral, with people from across the world posting videos of themselves on social media drinking salt water in solidarity. Similar to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in[…]
South Africans are called to join a national one day symbolic 24 hour fast and day of action on the 15th of May in solidarity with thousands of Palestinians who are on a mass hunger strike. South Africa’s pro-Palestine movement have launched a nationwide action to support 1500 Palestinian political prisoners who[…]
A peaceful march in front of Qalandiya refugee camp, staged in solidarity with some 1,500 Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike for more than a week, escalated into clashes late Tuesday night, with Israeli soldiers firing tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets at dozens of Palestinians who[…]
As a mass hunger strike underway in Israeli prisons entered its seventh day on Sunday, dozens more Palestinian prisoners have declared their participation, while Israeli prison authorities continued to punish those forgoing food by placing them in solitary confinement cells. The media committee established to support what has come to[…]
Coinciding with annual Palestinian Prisoners Day, commemorated on 17 April, some 1500 Palestinians are today embarking on a mass hunger strike. As one of the largest hunger strikes in recent years, the strike led by Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti will see Palestinian prisoners from across the political spectrum participate from[…]
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