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Palestinian Political Prisoner Hunger Strike


Palestinian Political Prisoner Hunger Strike

September 4 International Day in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoner's Hunger Strike!

*In Occupied Palestine internationals go on hunger strike in solidarity with the prisoners, their families and friends *In Israel demonstrations organized in front of prisons *Hunger strikes declared in numerous cities in the United States and Europe

Since August 15, more than 3,500 Palestinian prisoners have joined the strike protesting conditions that are contrary to both international as well as Israel's own military law. Another 4,000 prisoners are expected to join the strike in the upcoming days, including women, children and prisoners.

Israel's official response was expressed on August 13th by the Israeli Public Security Minister Tzachi Hanegbi, who told reporters that the prisoners "can strike for a day, a month, even starve to death, we will not respond to their demands."

This approach condemns all Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails to a slow death sentence. In contrast to this callous Israeli reaction, the prisoners seek only their basic human rights. The prisoners are demanding an end to the excessively harsh treatment of Palestinian political prisoners and their families and to ensure that the conditions under which they are imprisoned are consistent with international norms of human rights and basic decency.

We call on the international community to take action to demand Israel abide by international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Mobilize and Organize for September 4 in Solidarity with the Hunger Strike!

We thank those of you who are mobilizing on behalf of the prisoners and their families and friends. PLEASE CALL, FAX OR E-MAIL the following offices and demand that they abide by international and Israeli law concerning the treatment of political prisoners!

Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon Tel: 972-2-6705555 Fax: 972-2-6512631 E-mail: pm_eng@pmo.gov.il Ministry of Defense, Shaul Mofaz Tel: 972-3-5692010 Fax: 972-3-6916940 e-mail: sar@mod.gov.il

Ministry of the Interior, Avraham Poraz Tel: 972-2-6701411 Fax: 972-2-6701628 e-mail: sar@mops.gov.il

Ministry of Justice, Yosef Lapid Tel: 972-2-6708511 Fax: 972-2-6288618 e-mail: sar@mops.gov.il

Let us know about your actions by replying to: info@palsolidarity.org


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