The High Follow-up Committee for Prisoner Affairs in Nablus, in the north of the occupied West Bank, held a solidarity vigil today in support of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. The protest took place in front of the Red Cross offices in the district. The vigil comes in the wake of escalated attacks by the Israeli occupation authorities against Palestinian prisoners – often accompanied by daily abuse and extreme punishment – as well as the ongoing denial of their human rights. A number of prominent personalities, including the Minister for Prisoner Affairs in the West Bank, Mr Isa Qaraqi and members of the Palestinian parliament, took part.
MEMO Photographer: Ibtehal Mansour