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Solidarity hunger-strikes begin in Gaza City

February 17, 2014 at 11:16 pm


50 Palestinian activists, including many former prisoners of Israel, have begun a hunger-strike in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners currently being held inside Israeli prisons. The Prisoners’ Hunger-Strike began 15 days ago in protest against Israeli violations of prisoners’ rights.

A solidarity tent has been set up in the centre of Gaza’s Unknown Soldier Square for the solidarity strikers who have confirmed their intention to remain in the tent and continue their open-ended strike for as long as the prisoners’ hunger-strike continues.
Many Palestinian organisations, governmental bodies and politicians have confirmed their support for the solidarity hunger-strikers through various press conferences. Representatives from the leadership of the Palestinian police, the lawyers union, doctors from the ministry of health, and journalists have affirmed their determination to pursue the prisoner issue within the media.

MEMO Photographer: Mohammed Asad