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British NGOs call for vigil outside Downing Street in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

January 31, 2014 at 12:13 am

A number of British NGOs have called on supporters to join them outside Downing Street on Saturday 27th April, in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who are currently on hunger strike.

In a press release made available to Quds Press, the Palestine Forum of Britain called on Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims in the UK, and on all freedom lovers, to take part in the protest, in solidarity with the hunger strike prisoners. Since 17 April, 1,600 Palestinian prisoners embarked on a mass hunger strike in protest against Israel’s administrative detention and solitary confinement policies, as well as their detention conditions and the violations conducted by the Israeli prisons’ authorities against them and their families.

The protest is co-organised by the Palestine Forum in Britain (PFB), the British Muslim Initiative, and the UK-based Palestine Solidarity Campaign.