Victory of the prisoners in the Battle of the Empty Stomachs
Issued by the Government Media Office
14 May 2012
Historic victory of the prisoners in the Battle of the Empty Stomachs due to legendary steadfastness and support from the great media
After 28 days of an open hunger strike “Battle of the Empty Stomachs for Dignity” waged by prisoners comes the fruit of victory which embodied this historic battle after the steadfastness of a legendary group of prisoners on hunger strike, in conjunction with the mighty media, local, Arab, and foreign.
At this moment in history we would like to emphasize the following:
I. We applaud the steadfastness of the brave prisoners in Israeli occupation jails prisons and we will keep our promise to them until they are free.
Second: We appreciate the heroic Palestinian people and all of the factions for supporting the demands of the prisoners in this great battle.
Third, we salute all the solidarity efforts carried out by organisations, Islamic and national events and protests everywhere, in accordance with their ability and position.
Fourth: We confirm that the Palestinian government headed by Ismail Haniyeh has spared no effort to support our brave prisoners in their battle, and made extensive efforts in this direction to reach this point.
Fifth: We call on Arab and Islamic countries and the international community and all legal and human rights organizations to adopt the cause of prisoners in the prisons of the occupation, and to actively pursue it in all international forums.
Sixth: We appreciate the significant role of all the local, Arab and international media without discrimination, which took an effective and responsible position in this fight by advocating for prisoners in their battle for dignity.
God is great and thanks to Allah
Freedom and liberty for all our brave prisoners in the prisons of the occupation.