A joint appeal has been made by international human rights and legal aid groups for solidarity with Palestinian detainees on hunger strike in protest against their prolonged detention without trial and inhumane treatment. The NGOs from Europe, North American, Africa and Asia praised the detainees for their courage and strength. The longest-serving detainees have been isolated for 13 years under conditions which, it is alleged, are tantamount to torture. Many are strip-searched repeatedly, sometimes in front of their families to humiliate them and their loved ones. Israel's refusal to honour internationally recognised rights of due process and humane treatment is a flagrant violation of international law.
MEMO Photographer: Mohammed Asad