More than 2,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently on hunger strike to protest at their treatment. Hundreds of Palestinians prisoners are locked up without charge, including more than 20 Palestinian MPs. Prisoners from Gaza and many from the West Bank are refused family visits, leaving them totally isolated from their families, often with children who have never met or can’t remember being with them.
Some prisoners are held in solitary confinement for years at a time.
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign are urging people to ask their MP to support the Parliamentary motion asking for the Government to robustly challenge Israel’s illegal actions. Click here to use the online tool to lobby your MP now.
Remember the Nakba – support the hunger strikers!
Every year we remember Nakba Day when Palestinians mourn their losses in 1948. To remember the ongoing catastrophe suffered by the Palestinian people, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign are holding a protest outside Downing Street this Saturday 12 May from 1pm – 3pm.
Nakba Day arrives this year amidst a fresh wave of Palestinian resistance as more than 2,000 prisoners continue to refuse food, in protest again administrative detention.
A key moment was reached on Monday when the Israeli Supreme Court rejected the appeals of Thaer Halahleh and Bilal Diab, who have now been on hunger strike for 73 days, ruling that their hunger strike is not relevant to their sentence of administrative detention. This is tantamount to a death sentence as the pair are at immediate risk of death.
Join the protest this Saturday outside Downing Street between 1pm and 3pm to support Palestinian protests and help build a new mass Anti-Apartheid movement.