RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Foreign solidarity activists held in custody by the Israeli authorities have gone on hunger strike to protest their detention and planned deportation, a Palestinian human rights group said.
Dameer foundation for human rights said in a statement on Wednesday that its lawyers visited Ramle prison where the activists were detained and met with eight British nationals.
The activists said that they were detained on arrival at Lod airport, subjected to strip search, and had their personal belongings confiscated.
They said that they were interrogated separately and banned from phone calls as a punishment for their hunger strike that started on their first day of detention.
The activists said they were handed an order not to enter Palestinian land and an order for their possible deportation.
Dameer urged the world community to pressure Israel into allowing foreign activists to visit Palestinian land at will to display their solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Dozens of foreign activists were detained at the Lod airport and banned from entry to visit the West Bank as part of the “Welcome to Palestine” event.
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