Agencies – According to a source, forty Palestinian prisoners from territories occupied in 1948 took part in the open hunger strike launched by hundreds of prisoners in the Israeli occupation jails fifteen days ago.
The director of the “Yusuf Assedik” Foundation, Firas Amri, said in a press release that 40 captives from the Palestinians inside the green line have taken part in the open hunger strike since its start on Palestinian Prisoners’ Day on 17 April, including 20 prisoners in Gilboa prison, and 20 others in Nafha prison.
The Palestinian human rights activist affirmed that the supportive activities in 1948-occupied Palestine for the prisoners in the occupation jails will continue mentioning several events organized by 1948-Palestinians in solidarity with prisoners.
Amri said that the Islamic movement has decided to organize a Festival in solidarity with the prisoners on 11th May, and an international conference that will be held next Monday in Hakawati Theater in occupied Jerusalem, in coordination between the European Network for the Defense of Palestinian prisoners, Yusuf Asseddik foundation, and the Jerusalemite Families Committee, in addition to a students’ event at Haifa University.
Furthermore, he said that the occupation authorities exercises unjust practices and measures against prisoners from Palestine inside as for those from West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The director of Yusuf Asseddik foundation called on the PA to seriously assume its responsibilities towards the prisoners’ issue, stressing that if they lose this battle for rights, they will suffer for years to come.