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Take action now: Amnesty issues urgent alert for Palestine hunger strikers who are near death | Electronic Intifada


Why are Palestinian Prisoners on a Hunger strike?

1.1 – The issue of Palestinian prisoners is one of the worst consequences of the Israeli occupation.  Since 1967, over 700,000 Palestinians, 20% of the population of the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip have been detained. This number represents approximately 40% of the total male Palestinian population in the occupied territories.

1.2 – Today, there are about 6,000 prisoners in 17 Israeli jails and detention centres. They include six women and more than 200 minors.

1.3 – 330 Palestinians are being held in administrative detention with no formal charges having been brought against them in a court of law. 28 elected members of the parliament, and three former ministers fall within this category.

1.4 – Israel is currently holding all these Palestinian prisoners far away from their homes, and outside of the occupied territory. This constitutes a clear violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Article 76 of the Convention states:

“Protected persons accused of offences shall be detained in the occupied country, and if convicted they shall serve their sentences therein.”

Article 49 also states:

“Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive.”

1.5 – Article 32 specifically prohibits “murder, torture, corporal punishments, mutilation and … any other measures of brutality whether applied by civilian or military agents”. Since 1967, 202 Palestinians prisoners have died while being tortured in Israeli jails.

1.6 – Israel routinely tries Palestinians before military courts, none of which meet the most basic standards of international law; particularly the laws relating to the treatment of prisoners of war and people under occupation.

1.7 – In light of the above, there are now calls for the prosecution of Israeli officials at an international tribunal.

Download the factsheet from odsg.org (PDF)


Related legal resources

  • World Medical Association Declaration of Malta on Hunger Strikers (1991) | Source
  • Medical and Ethical Aspects of Hunger Strikes in Custody and the Issue of Torture (ICRC) | Source
  • The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike: Traveling below the Western Radar ~ by Prof. Richard Falk




Addameer Prisoner Support & Human Rights Organisation | April 18, 2012

Addameer Calls for Continued Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners on Mass Hunger Strike

Ramallah, 18 April 2012 – Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons launched a mass hunger strike yesterday, 17 April, on Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. The call for hunger strike came amidst a wave of individual hunger strikes initiated in the past few months, and prisoners on hunger strike continue to face punishments by the Israeli Prison Service (IPS).

An estimated 1,200 Palestinian prisoners (Note: number on April 18, 2012. On April 24 est. 3000 participating the strike)  announced the beginning of an open hunger strike yesterday, along with approximately 2,300 who refused meals and are currently preparing for a wider campaign of disobedience. The hunger striking prisoners’ demands include: an end to the IPS’ abusive use of isolation for “security” reasons, which currently affects ­­­­19 prisoners, some of whom have spent 10 years in isolation; an end to Israel’s practice of detaining Palestinians without charge or trial in administrative detention, under which 322 Palestinians are currently detained; a repeal of a series of punitive measures taken against Palestinian prisoners following the capture of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, including the denial of family visits for all Gaza prisoners since 2007 and denial of access to university education since June 2011.


This collective hunger strike follows the 22-day day campaign of disobedience, including a mass hunger strike, launched at the end of September 2011 in protest of the escalating series of punitive measures taken against Palestinian prisoners in prior months. On 18 October, prisoners put their hunger strike on hold in light of the prisoner exchange deal concluded by Israel and Hamas. As most of the punitive measures taken by the IPS against prisoners were part of a policy aimed at collectively punishing them for the continued incarceration of Gilad Shalit, it was expected that these would be reversed with his release. At the time of the first phase of prisoner releases, the spokespersons for the prisoner’s movement made a deal with the IPS that the policy of isolation and other punitive measures would be stopped within three months if the prisoners ceased their hunger strike. Today marks six months since this agreement was made, and no policy changes have yet occurred. Prisoners have therefore re-launched their hunger strike to demand their most basic rights.


Notably, at least ten Palestinian prisoners remain on extended hunger strikes launched during and following the inspiring individual hunger strikes of Khader Adnan, who was on hunger strike for 66 days and released from administrative detention at around 11:00 pm yesterday, and Hana Shalabi, who ended her hunger strike after 43 days. Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh are currently on their 50th day of hunger strike in protest of their administrative detention. They are both being held in Ramleh Prison medical center, where their health is rapidly deteriorating. Three other administrative detainees have also been moved to Ramleh Prison medical center, including Hassan Safadi, Omar Abu Shalal and Jaafar Azzedine, on their 45th, 43rd and 28th days of hunger strike respectively. Ahmad Saqer, the currently longest-held administrative detainee, is on his 32nd day of hunger strike.


Mohammed Suleiman, Thalassemia patient, is also refusing medical treatment in protest of his administrative detention. Four additional prisoners remain on hunger strike for other reasons, including: Mohammad Taj, on his 32nd day of hunger strike demanding to be treated as a prisoner of war; Mahmoud Sarsak, moved to Ramleh Prison medical center on 16 April and on his 27th day of hunger strike in protest of being held under Israel’s Unlawful Combatants Law; Azzam Diab, on his 23rd day of hunger strike in solidarity with his brother Bilal; and Abdullah Barghouti, on his 7th day of hunger strike in protest of his ongoing isolation.


These prisoners have all been punished for their hunger strikes by being placed in solitary confinement and denied family visits. The prisoners involved in the mass hunger strike have also already begun to face punishments by the IPS. In an attempt to isolate them from the rest of the prisoners, prisoners on hunger strike in Rimon prison have been transferred to the isolation section of the prison and prisoners on hunger strike in Eshel prison have been transferred to Ohalei Keidar, where no other Palestinian political prisoners are held. Even more troubling, the IPS has made it exceedingly difficult for independent doctors to visit the hunger striking prisoners and has prevented hunger strikers from meeting with their lawyers.


Addameer particularly condemns the IPS’ efforts to ban Addameer lawyer Samer Sam’an from all prison visits following the increasing number of Palestinian prisoners engaging in hunger strike. After being frequently denied visits upon request, the deputy director of Ofer prison informed Mr. Sam’an on 10 April that he would receive an official ban on access to all prisoners. According to IPS regulations, the director of a prison can decide to ban a lawyer visit to an individual prisoner for two days, after informing that prisoner, which can then be extended by the head of the IPS for up to one year. Mr. Sam’an’s ban therefore violates even the IPS’ own regulations, as he is now effectively being banned from access to all prisoners. Addameer anticipates that the IPS will continue to use tactics employed in last fall’s hunger strike in order to systematically prevent lawyers from having access to the hunger strikers, such as moving prisoners to other prisons without informing their lawyers, in an attempt to further isolate the hunger strikers and undermine their campaign.


Addameer calls on the diplomatic community to pressure Israel to immediately allow for hunger striking prisoners to have access to necessary healthcare and legal advisement. Addameer further urges all political parties, institutions, organizations and solidarity groups working in the field of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory and abroad to support the prisoners in their hunger strike and demand that their legitimate demands be granted. Addameer will continue to closely follow the prisoner’s campaign of civil disobedience and provide regular updates on the situation as it develops.




VIDEO | “We Will Live In Dignity!”

17 April 2012 | Al Haq

As an organisation dedicated to the promotion and protection of Palestinian human rights, Al-Haq would like to take the opportunity of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day to highlight the ongoing violation of the rights of Palestinians incarcerated in Israeli prisons, many of whom are interned without charge or trial. The continuing ill-treatment of some 4,600 political prisoners, which includes internment, the denial of family and lawyer visits, prolonged periods of isolation, and the lack of fair trial, has largely been overlooked ed by a wider international community that has grown more and more desensitized to such violations of international law. Click here to read more.




EMOHR urges Europeans to support prisoners’ hunger strike

The Euro-Mediterranean Observatory for Human Rights (EMOHR) started contacting some European and international officials, within the framework of the European Campaign for the Defense of Palestinian prisoners, which was launched a few days ago, and which aims at supporting the prisoners.

EMOHR said in a statement on Sunday (22-4), that it contacted Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Nils Muižnieks, urging him to support the striking  Palestinian prisoners’ demands, guaranteed in the international humanitarian law and to exercise pressure on the Israeli government, to stop its punitive policies as well as to use the Council’s influence to push the bodies concerned with the issue to support the prisoners’ demands. Read more at the website of Al Qassam Brigades




April 23, 2012 | Day 7 of hungerstrike

Israel violating more rights: Suppressing Hunger Strikers

Israel is now attacking prisoners on hungerstrike (Source) in several ways which all display the disrespect of human lives and rights. Varying from raiding cells, looting belongings (Source), putting strikers or supporters in solitary confinement, taking radios and even take away the salt which they need to not get dehydrated. Water and electricity reportedly also cut of in a bid to force hungerstrikers to end their effort (Source)

Also supporters are attacked to put pressure on the hungerstrikers to end their strike (Source) and lawyers are banned from visiting their clients. (Source) Some can not even contact their clients because IPS moved them to unknown locations (Source)




April 24, 2012 | Day 8 of hungerstrike

Apr 24, 2012 | Human rights defender Bassem Tamimi was released from prison – Addameer

Photo by Anne Paq – ActiveStills



In Media

  • Apr 24, 2012 | In the meanwhile Israel re-arrested released prisoner Iyad Abu Funoon who had been released last october in the Shalit exchange deal. Reminder: all the released prisoners received a presidential pardon of president Peres. A presidential pardon equals an amnesty, yet many prisoners released in the exchange deal have been rearrested by now.
  • Apr 24, 2012 | Prisons administration isolated the prisoner Lina Al-Jarboni to force her to stop her hunger strike. (Source)
  • Apr 24, 2012 | 57th day of hunger strike the occupation invade the tent of support with  Bilal Thayb  in Kur Raai.  (Source arabic)
  • Apr 24, 2012 |  The Battle of Empty Stomachs: Khader Adnan highlights the consolation of solidarity | ISM Palestine
  • Apr 24, 2012 | Israeli higher court rejects appeal for release of hunger striker Hasan Safadi | PIC 
  • Apr 24, 2012 | Khuffash: solidarity activities do not live up to captives’ suffering | PIC
  • Apr 24, 2012 | IPS isolates sick prisoners for joining hunger strike | PIC





April 25, 2012 | Day 9 of hungerstrike

Live Updates

  • Apr 25, 2012 | Mohammad Taj is on day 39 of hunger strike. He was transferred to Ramleh Prison medical center yesterday and his health is deteriorating | Addameer 
  • Apr 25, 2012 | Hassan Al-Safadi’s petition to the Israeli High Court for his release from AD was refused yesterday. He’s now on day 52 of hunger strike | Addameer
  • Apr 25, 2012 | Remember that Bilal Thyab and Thaer Halahela are on hunger strike since 58 days | PalHunger
  • Apr 25, 2012 | The prisoner Hazem Maslamni has been isolated by the administration of prisons  | PalHunger
  • Apr 25, 2012 | 40 prisoners joined the hunger strike today in Ofer prison. 120 more from Ofer will join on Sunday.  Addameer
  • Apr 25, 2012 | Department of Ramla prison hospital declines to give any information about the health of Saadat | PalHunger



In Media

  • Apr 25, 2012 | Palestinian detainee Mohammed Ermaila survives assassination attempt with fractured skull | PIC
  • Apr 25, 2012 | Palestinian history in the making: Mass hunger strike grows despite Israel’s best efforts to repress it | Electronic Intifada
  • Apr 25, 2012 | BBC challenged for ignoring plight of Palestinian prisoners | Electronic Intifada 
  • Apr 25, 2012 | Khader Adnan to Hunger Strikers: Go Forth and Be Victorious | Al Akhbar English
  • Apr 25, 2012 | Update on the Palestinian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike | Addameer
  • Apr 25, 2012 | 3000 Hungerstrikers and now Palestinian female prisoners to go on hunger strike twice weekly | PIC
  • Apr 25, 2012 | Family of hunger striker Omar Abu Shilal fears for his life (50 days on hungerstrike & denied visits) – PIC
  • Apr 25, 2012 |The full letter of Ahmad Saa’dat – via @PalHunger
  • Apr 25, 2012 | Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike update – AIC News
  • Apr 25, 2012 | 207 Palestinian kids are jailed by Israel. Qais Omran, seized from his bed & abused by Israeli army, is one of them – Electronic Intifada
  • Apr 25, 2012 | Une grève de la faim massive des prisonniers palestiniens pour les droits les plus élémentaires – Pour La Palestine 
  • Apr 25, 2012 | Information bulletin “Victory or Death” – Day 9 (Arabic)




April 26, 2012 | Day 10 of hungerstrike


In media

  • Apr 26, 2012 | Palestinian prisoners remain steadfast despite the occupation’s tyranny – PIC
  • Apr 26, 2012 | Palestinian prisoners on 10th day of hunger strike despite Israeli attempts – PIC
  • Apr 26, 2012 | PCHR Calls upon  Int’l Community to Save Lives of Bilal Diab and Tha’er Halahla Who Initiated Hunger Strike – PCHR
  • Apr 26, 2012 | Prisoner on hunger strike looses immune system | Al Manar
  • Apr 26, 2012 | PCHR Warns Against the Continuing Obstruction of Detainees’ Visitation at Detention Centers of ISS – IMEMC
  • Apr 26, 2012 | 58 Days On Hunger-Strike, Ailing Detainee Determined To Continue – IMEMC
  • Apr 26, 2012 | A hunger strike against Israel’s occupation | Socialist Worker
  • Apr 26, 2012 | News of the smallest solidarity action, heard on a smuggled radio, increases the hunger strikers’ determination | Electronic Intifada
  • Apr 26, 2012 | Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh remain steadfast on day 58 of hunger strike. They are still being denied access to independent doctors | Addameer
  • Apr 26, 2012 | PHOTO | Graffiti for the over 2000 Palestinian prisoners, who enter their 10th day of hunger strike in Israel prison complex! | @Animer
  • Apr 26, 2012 | ART | latest poster design about Palestinian prisoners Hunger Strike in Israeli prisons by Walid Idrees | IQ_Designer



Video
Rally in Moscow Russia (Apr 25, 2012)





April 27, 2012 | Day 11 of hungerstrike

  • A must read:  “Surviving Israeli jail: Torture, humiliation and giving birth” – RT NEWS



In media

  • Apr 27, 2012 | Hunger strikers shake foundations of Israeli justice system | IMEU
  • Apr 27, 2012 | Gaza leaders pledge support for Palestinian prisoners | Al Akhbar English
  • Apr 27, 2012 | Empty Stomach Warriors (II): Second in Series of profiles of hunger strikers | by Linah Alsaafin
  • Apr 27, 2012 | Mass march in Gaza for prisoners – Maan News
  • Apr 27, 2012 |Abbas, Mishal Discuss Palestinian Prisoners’ Conditions | Qatar News
  • April 27, 2012 | Prison administration ‘transfers 70 detainees’ | Maan 
  • April 27, 2012 | Hamas to launch a broad action program to support prisoners | PIC
  • April 27, 2012 | Jordanian captive Hmaza Dababseh: captives are united in their struggle | PIC

Photography

  • Apr 27, 2012 | On 11th Day #PalHunger strike – Mass march in Gaza for prisoners – Photography
  • Apr 27, 2012 | Protest in support of prisoners, Gaza City | ICAI2
  • Apr 27, 2012 | Protest for prisoners at Damascus Gate, Jerusalem | ICAI2




April 28, 2012 | Day 12 of hungerstrike

In media

  • Apr 28, 2012 |PalHunger strikers from the PFLP reject occupation offer to end Sa’adat’s isolation in exchange for breaking strike | Samidoun
  • Apr 28, 2012 | Gaza: Ex-Detainee Fahmi Abu Salah in ICU after 7 days of hunger strike for solidarity with his sons | PIC 
  • Apr 28, 2012 | Diab determined to continue his hunger strike | PIC
  • Apr 28, 2012 | Khafsh: 2800 prisoners on hunger strike | PIC
  • Apr 28, 2012 | Hamas prisoners escalate the strike and refuse to take their medication | PIC
  • Apr 28, 2012 | Detainee Thiab: “My Hunger-Strike Is Until Freedom Or Martyrdom” | IMEMC
  • Apr 28, 2012 | Hamid calls for transforming solidarity with prisoners into effective action | PIC
  • Apr 28, 2012 | Forcing a C-section in prison: #Israel’s systematic abuse of Palestinian Women | by Sami Kishawi
  • Apr 28, 2012 | BBC challenged for ignoring plight of Palestinian prisoners | Electronic Intifada
  • Apr 28, 2012 | Israeli Occupation punishes captives for going on hunger strike | PIC
  • Apr 28, 2012 | Wife of isolated captive Abbas al-Sayyed expresses fear for his life | PIC

https://twitter.com/#!/Palhunger/status/196311274018193408

Photography

Apr 28, 2012 | Candlelight Vigil by the children of Gaza




April 29, 2012 | Day 13 of hungerstrike



8 Hungerstrikers are hospitalized now:

  1. Thaer Halahleh, 60th day of hunger strike facing organ failure & death in a matter of days
  2. Bilal Diab,  60th day of  hunger strike  facing organ failure & death in a matter of days
  3. Omar Abu Shalal, 50th day of hunger strike. Administrative detainee
  4. Jaafar Azzedine, 53rd day of hunger strike. Administrative detainee
  5. Mohammad Taj,  39th day of hunger strike demanding to be treated as a prison of war
  6. Mahmoud Sarsak, 34th day of hunger strike in protest of being held under Israel’s Unlawful Combatants Law
  7. Abdullah Barghouti, in isolation 14th day of hunger strike
  8. Mohammed Halas is the latest prisoner to be transferred to the prison medical facility

Grave concern hunger strikers are not receiving adequate healthcare and that independent doctors are still being denied visits to them




In Media

  • Apr 29, 2012 | Serious deterioration in captive Mohamed Arouri’s health |  PIC
  • Apr 29, 2012 | Resheq: Hamas launches broad international campaign to support prisoners’ issue | PIC
  • Apr 29, 2012 | Palestinian hunger strike case to go to UN: Meshaal | Daily Star Lebanon
  • Apr 29, 2012 | PFLP: Israel responsible for leader’s life | Maan
  • Apr 29, 2012 | Prisoners refuse intelligence’s compromise solution for isolation | PIC
  • Apr 29, 2012 |Group: Prisoners refuse Israel’s isolation policy compromise | Maan
  • Apr 29, 2012 | Health condition of detained MP Natshe deteriorating | PIC
  • Apr 29, 2012 | Palestinian Detainee Muhammad Halas Moved to Hospital after 12 Days on Hunger Strike #PalHunger | Qatar News Agency
  • Apr 29, 2012 | Ufree launches international signature campaign in support of prisoners | PIC
  • Apr 29, 2012 | The prisoners’ strike enters a serious stage | PIC
  • Apr 29, 2012 | 19 Palestinians held in Israeli isolation jails – PIC 
  • Apr 29, 2012 | Children of Gaza Held a Candlelight Vigil in Solidarity with Detainees | Al Resalah
  • Apr 29, 2012 | Eighth hunger striking prisoner transferred to hospital; at least 2,000 still on hunger strike | IMEMC
  • Apr 29, 2012 | Issa Qaraqe: Israel prevents the International Commission of Inquiry to reach the prisoners | Islam Times


Video

Apr 29, 2012 | Ramallah protest for prisoners. At 2:18 min. of the video Thaer Halahleh’s father, heartbreaking. Thaer, on his 62nd day of hunger strike, hospitalized for organ failure and near death.



Apr 29, 2012 Video by

Over 150 people gathered in Jerusalem in mid-April to show their support and solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners. It is estimated that over 4,600 Palestinians are currently being held in Israeli jails. This week, over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners continued an open-ended hunger strike, in protest of their mistreatment and lack of basic rights in Israeli prisons. For more information, visit http://alternativenews.org






April 30, 2012 | Day 14 of hungerstrike


Translation: Based on latest data which we received last night: 3100 prisoners are on hungerstrike and large numbers join daily



In Media

  • Apr 30, 2012 | Mishaal: We have agreed with the Arab League to internationalize prisoners issue | PIC
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Palestinian prisoners are still steadfast until demands met | PIC
  • Apr 30, 2012 | VIDEO | International seminar on rights of Palestinian political prisoners and detainees in Gaza 3-4-2012 | Ufree
  • Apr 30, 2012 |Megiddo prison witnessing tensions | PIC
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Empty Stomach Warriors (III): Omar Abu Shalal Sets His Mind ~ by @LinahAlsaafin  | Al Akhbar
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Haniyeh calls for intifada for prisoners | Maan
  • Apr 30, 2012 | PFB delivers message on Palestinian prisoners to British Prime Minister | PIC
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Hunger striker Ghazi Kenan transferred to hospital | PIC
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Israel transfers hunger striker to hospital | @MiddleEastMnt
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Detained Leaders Meet Prison Administration Head | IMEMC
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Prisoners to Mishaal, Abbas: Work together for our cause | PIC
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Students in support of Dr. Anat Matar | AIC NEWS
  • Apr 30, 2012 | As prisoners reach the breaking point, what will Israel do? | @972Mag
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Ihsanoglu calls for world pressures on Israel to release Palestinian captives | PIC
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Khader Adnan calls for urgent action as Diab & Halahleh’s health declines | Samidoun
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Women’s activist on hunger strike in solidarity with prisoners | Samidoun
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Al-Hayya: All options are open to end our prisoners’ suffering  | Al Qassam Brigades
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Mishaal discusses prisoners issue with Al Arabi | Al Qassam Brigades
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Israel joins UN list of states limiting human rights organizations – Haaretz
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Mashaal: Israel broke promises under Shalit deal | Maan
  • Apr 30, 2012 | Mass prison hunger strike continues | BigPond News
  • Apr 30, 2012 | The Israeli Forces attack and assault the prisoners’ families | Silwanic



Announcements



Photography

  • PHOTOS | Gaza Rallies for PalHUnger Strikers –  Apr. 30, 2012 – Occupied Palestine FB
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of Palestinian prisoners, Hebron, Apr. 30, 2012 – ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of Palestinian prisoners, Ramallah, Apr. 30, 2012: ICAI2



Video




May 1, 2012 | Day 15 of hungerstrike




In Media

  • May 1, 2012 |Abbas Sayed calls for immediate support for the striking prisoners | PIC
  • May 1, 2012 | A massive March in Khan Younis called for by Hamas in support of prisoners  | PIC
  • May 1, 2012 |Islamic Jihad: Any deaths will mean an end to the truce | PIC
  • May 1, 2012 | Israeli Prison Protest Continues, Hunger Strikes at Critical Levels | Al Monitor
  • May 1, 2012 | Concern grows for 2 prisoners on 63-day hunger-strike | Maan 
  • May 1, 2012 | Vandals torch Palestinian prisoners tent in Israel | Maan
  • May 1, 2012 | Israel renews MP Hassan Yousef’s (illegal) administrative detention with 6 months | Maanhttp://wp.me/p16sn9-ncn
  • May 1, 2012 | Israeli prison doctor fears for lives of four hunger-striking Palestinians | Haaretz
  • Two Thirds of Palestinian Prisoners are Workers | WAFA



Photography

  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of Palestinian prisoners, Hebron, May, 1, 2012 – ICAI2
  • photos: Protest in support of Palestinian prisoners, Tulkarem, May, 1, 2012: ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Ofer prison, May, 1, 2012 – ICAI2



Video demo at Ofer prison




May 2, 2012 | Day 16 of hungerstrike


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In Media

  • May 2, 2012 | Israel: Stop Jailing People Without Charge or Trial | Human Rights Watch
  • May 2, 2012 | UN ‘appalled’ by Israel treatment of hunger strikers | BBC News
  • May 2, 2012 | Adnan, Shalabi proud of hunger-striking detainees | Maan
  • May 2, 2012 | 40 captives from Palestinians 48 participate in the hunger strike | PIC
  • May 2, 2012 | Palestinian hunger strikers “close to death” | Al Akhbar English
  • May 2, 2012 | Israeli judge renews solitary confinement of Barghouthi for six months | PIC
  • May 2, 2012 | Haniyeh calls on Turkey to support prisoners’ issue | PIC
  • May 2, 2012 | Captive Bilal Diab slips into a coma | Al Qassam Brigades
  • May 2, 2012 | PCHR Calls upon the Int’l Community to Intervene to Save Lives of Bilal Diab and Tha’er Halahla | @PCHRGaza
  • May 2, 2012 | Israeli occupation forces violent crackdown protest and injures journalist in the head  | PIC
  • May 2, 2012 | Dozens of liberated prisoners go on solidarity hunger strike | PIC
  • May 2, 2012 | Two Palestinian inmates in critical condition: Rights group | PressTV
  • May 2, 2012 | Thousands of prisoners begin third week of hunger strike | IMEMC
  • May 2, 2012 | Israeli forces attack Palestinian rally | PressTV
  • May 2, 2012 | Israeli concerns increase as hunger strike broadens | PIC



Bloggers in support

  • May 2, 2012 | Dear World,My latest post about Palestinian prisoners hunger strike : Victory or Death – Sarah Salipi
  • May 2, 2012 | Palestine: Mass Hunger Strike by Prisoners ~ by Jummana Khalout



Photography

  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners | Ofer prison, May, 2, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Arraba village, May, 2, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in London UK, daily protests until demands are met | Occpal FB

During the daily demo in London




May 3, 2012 | Day 17 of hungerstrike




In Media

  • May 3, 2012 | Joint Call for Action | Palestinian Political Prisoners Subject to Collective Punishment as Mass Hunger Strike Continues | Addameer
  • May 3, 2012 |  Ashkar: Situation in occupation jails explosive | PIC
  • May 3, 2012 | Russian activists call on UN to press occupation to fulfill prisoners’ demands | PIC
  • May 3, 2012 | #PalHunger | “Their fate is in our hands” Call 4 Action for striking prisoners by Khader Adnan. | Source
  • May 3, 2012 | “I am sitting with the women, but I am not here – my heart and feeling is with him” Thaer Halahleh’s mother, Fatmeh | New York Times
  • May 3, 2012 | Qaraqe calls on Pope to save hunger-strikers | Maan 
  • May 3, 2012 | #PalHunger | Arab League to hold urgent meeting on Palestinian prisoners | Egypt Independant
  • May 3, 2012 | Abu Daka: Web controversy obscures hunger strike | Maan
  • May 3, 2012 | Solidarity hunger-strikes begin in Gaza City | Middle East Monitor
  • May 3, 2012 | Palestinian Prisoners Remembered | Palestine Chronicle
  • May 3, 2012 | Fayyad: Israel PM responsible for prisoners | Maan
  • May 3, 2012 | UN envoy urges Israel to preserve health of Palestinian #prisoners on hunger strike | Unispal
  • May 3, 2012 | Prison guard refuses Israel Sup Crt Justice’s order to let Dr. MK Tibi treat Palestinian prisoner without a written order | Source
  • May 3, 2012 | Hundreds of additional strikers join as IPS represses strike through mass transfers and isolation | Source
  • May 3, 2012 | Israeli military court delays decision on two hunger strikers | PIC
  • May 3, 2012 | Captive Abu Sebaa faces hearing loss because of medical neglect | PIC
  • May 3, 2012 | Gravely ill Palestinian hunger striker faints in court as Israeli judges sentence him to slow death | Electronic Intifada
  • May 3, 2012 | Israel exerts physical and psychological pressure on prisoners to end hunger-strike | MEMO
  • May 3, 2012 |  120 new prisoners join the hunger strike | PIC 
  • May 3, 2012 |Erekat: President asks Blair to intervene for prisoners | Maan
  • May 3, 2012 | URGENT ACTION – HUNGER STRIKERS DENIED INDEPENDENT DOCTORS Action Alert
  • May 3, 2012 | The occupation escalates its repressive measures against the striking prisoners | PIC
  • The launch of a broad campaign in Europe to support the prisoners’ issue | PIC
  • May 3, 2012 |The Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat | Campaign
  • May 3, 2012 | Teibi: Occupation responsible for lives of captives | PIC
  • May 3, 2012 | Plight of Palestinian prisoners | Al Arabiya News 

Photography

  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Ramallah, May, 3, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Ofer prison, May, 3, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Gaza, May 3, 2012 | by Lydia de Leeuw
  • PHOTOS | Rally in support of prisoners, Nablus, May, 3, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Jerusalem, May, 3, 2012 | ICAI2
  • Photos: Solidarity tent with Palestinian prisoners, Gaza | Activestills

Very violent police crackdown on unarmed civilian protesters at Ramle

  • Protest & Police violence & arrests of activists who attend demo at Ramle – May, 3, 2012 – Photography



Video


Ramle arrests of activists

Girls in Gaza singing at Al Jundy prisoner sit-in




May 4, 2012 | Day 18 of hungerstrike


In Media

  • May 4, 2012 | Palestinian prisoners are from planet Earth too | Middle East Monitor
  • May 4, 2012 | Freed detainees in Turkey support captives on hunger strike | PIC
  • May 4, 2012 |  Tunisian minister on hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners | PIC
  • May 4, 2012 | Naqab (Negev) prison hunger strike ‘being suppressed’ | Maan
  • May 4, 2012 | Teibi: Bilal Dhiab at risk of dying any moment | PIC
  • May 4, 2012 | Empty Stomach Warriors: A Show of Solidarity | Al Akhbar English 
  • May 4, 2012 | As prisoners’ hunger strike grows, solidarity expands in Gaza | Mondoweiss
  • May 4, 2012 |Palestine: Hunger Strikers’ Families Wage Own Battles | Al Akhbar
  • May 4, 2012 |Hamas warns Israel: expect the worst if hunger strikers die | Al Akhbar
  • May 4, 2012 | Hundreds of Gaza women march to join Hunger Strikers rally | Scoop
  • May 4, 2012 | Israel confirms it is withholding inalienable rights of legal assistance & imposes conditions | IMEMC
  • May 4, 2012 | Hundreds of Gaza women march to join Hunger Strikers rally | Scoop.co.nz
  • May 4, 2012 | Palestinian women rally in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike | PressTV 
  • May 4, 2012 |  ‘I write on behalf of the 1500 Palestinian Hunger Striking Prisoners’ | Channel Islam
  • May 4, 2012 | Join #5MayPPSolidarity – Palestinian prisoner solidarity | Channel Islam
  • May 4, 2012 | Detainee Mahmoud Issa In Solitary Confinement Since 10 Years | IMEMC
  • May 4, 2012 | Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike: Who they are, how many, what their protest is all about | 972 Mag
  • May 4, 2012 | Palestinian Prisoners Remembered – OpEd
  • May 4, 2012 | Clashes in support of hunger-striking Palestinian | Euronews



Photography

  • PHOTOS | Qalandia protest in support of prisoners, May, 4, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners Ofer prison, May 4, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Bilin weekly demonstration, May, 4, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest for prisoners at Damascus Gate, Jerusalem, May, 4, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Friday prayers for Palestinian prisoners, Ramallah, May, 4, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Friday prayers for Palestinian prisoners, Hebron, May, 4, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Kufr Qaddum weekly demonstration, May 4, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Nabi Saleh weekly demonstration, May 4, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Al-Ma’sara weekly demonstration, May 4, 2012 | ICAI2



Video

Kafr Kana



Nabi Saleh





May 5, 2012 | Day 19 of hungerstrike




In Media

  • May 5, 2012 | URGENT | Advanced stages of hunger strike and still IPS obstructs access to independent doctors | PHR Israel
  • May 5, 2012 | Khader Adnan, Tunisian minister, 100s of Gaza women, and Hamas express solidarity with hunger strikers | Mondoweiss
  • May 5, 2012 | #PalHunger | Condition of injured Ofer protester Musa al-Shuani worsens, medics say | Maan
  • May 5, 2012 | IOF quells march supporting prisoners | Maan
  • May 5, 2012 | Israel ‘punishing’ hunger strike action | Maan
  • May 5, 2012 | Palestinians in West Bank demand release of prisoners | Press TV
  • May 5, 2012 | Hamas threatens to use all means to support striking captives | PIC
  • May 5, 2012 | Israeli jailers punish Hamas hunger strikers in Negev prison | PIC
  • May 5, 2012 | A student’s march starts from the Central Bus Station (Nablus Road) | Silwanic
  • May 5, 2012 | Liberated prisoner Ruhi Mushtaha taken to hospital for the 2nd time in less than 12 hours | PIC
  • May 5, 2012 | Action Alert for Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh! | Al-Awda
  • May 5, 2012 | Palestinian Prisoners Subject to Collective Punishment | Al-Qassam Brigades
  • May 5, 2012 | Ten hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners hospitalized | Haaretz
  • May 5, 2012 |  Haneyya: Daily contacts made in support of prisoners | PIC
  • May 5, 2012 | Ahrar: Detainees on hunger strike till all demands fulfilled | PIC
  • May 5, 2012 | Palestinian official criticizes Israel”s stand on prisoners” plight | Kuwait News Agency
  • May 5, 2012 | IOA holds detainee in administrative detention, renews that of Saadi | PIC
  • May 5, 2012 | Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners hospitalized | Daily Star Lebanon
  • May 5, 2012 | Israel Toughens Prison Harshness ~ by Stephen Lendman
  • May 5, 2012 | Supporting the prisoners can be achieved with all means | Al-Qassam Brigades
  • May 5, 2012 | Adnan recalls 66-day hunger strike | Maan
  • May 5, 2012 | Palestinian prisoners are from planet Earth too | MEMO
  • May 5, 2012 | Non-violent protests in solidarity with hunger-striking prisoners held in 6 West Bank villages | IMEMC
  • May 5, 2012 | Solidarity tent with PAL prisoners was set up in Deir Hanna, a Palestinian village in the occupied Galilee | Bokra
  • May 5, 2012 | Hamas warns Israel over hunger strikes’ probable death | Press TV

Photography

  • PHOTOS | Solidarity marches with the hunger strike prisoners – Silwanic
  • PHOTOS | Around 60 Palestinians atre following a hunger strike in Gaza in solidarity with the prisoners | Active Stills
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, East Jerusalem, May 5, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Beit Ommar weekly protest, May, 5, 2012: | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | #PalHunger | Solidarity camps spring up across the West Bank | MEMO




May 6, 2012 | Day 20 of hungerstrike


In Media

  • May 6, 2012 | URGENT | Joint Statement Addameer & Physicians for Human Rights-Israel | PRESS RELEASE
  • May 6, 2012 | IPS isolates hunger striking detainee | PIC
  • May 6, 2012 |Prisoners’ hunger strike escalates | Brisbane Times
  • May 6, 2012 | Mothers worry about sons who fast in Israel jails  | Gulfnews
  • May 6, 2012 | Islamic Jihad: Any hunger-striker death will start next intifada | Maan
  • May 6, 2012 | 25 international organisations: Israel government should free Ameer Makhoul on second anniversary of arrest | AIC
  • May 6, 2012 | Heija: Detainees isolated in Gilboa jail suffer from medical neglect | Al-Qassam Brigades
  • May 6, 2012 | Samira Halabi is a Palestinian woman from Kufr Aqab whose four sons are in Israeli occupation jails | Electronic Intifada
  • May 6, 2012 | Mother of hunger striker Thaer Halahle taken to hospital unconscious | PIC
  • May 6, 2012 | 1,600 on hunger strike and the world doesn’t even bat an eyelid: Compelling eyewitness dispatch from the Israeli internment jails threatening a new Arab Spring | DailyMail.co.uk
  • May 6, 2012 | Four brothers jailed by Israel for prisoner solidarity activism | .@AsaWinstanley
  • May 6, 2012 |5 hunger strikers in solidarity with prisoners transferred to hospital in Gaza | Maan
  • May 6, 2012 | Tunisians on HungerStrike in Solidarity with #PalestinianPrisoners: “We go hungry for a day. We support FreedomFighters” | Source
  • May 6, 2012 | Palestinian hunger strikers punished | PressTV
  • May 6, 2012 | Solidarity with Palestinian Hunger Strikers – OpEdNews
  • May 6, 2012 | American Professors Speak Out for the Palestinian Hunger Strikers | Al Arabiya
  • May 6, 2012 | Palestinian minister arrives in Cairo to discuss hunger-striking prisoners | Egypt Independant
  • May 6, 2012 | PFLP members protest in Ramallah | Maan
  • May 6, 2012 | Rights group submits court appeal to visit hunger striker | Maan
  • May 6, 2012 | Metsada forces attack section 12 of Ofer jail | PIC
  • May 6, 2012 | University student hit in the eye with an Israeli bullet at protest | PIC
  • May 6, 2012 | Read about Oppression, Act for Prisoners ~ by @AbirKopty
  • May 6, 2012 | “This treatment has to be stopped. We are not statistics. We are persons and families.” | Electronic Intifada

Photos

  • PHOTOS | Grafitti in Haifa! – Photography
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Ramallah, May 6, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Rally in support of prisoners, Gaza City, May 6, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS & INTVERVIEWS | Solidarity in Gaza, calling out to the world for support. | Lydia De Leeuw




May 7, 2012 | Day 21 of hungerstrike


In Media

May 7, 2012 | Israeli supreme court rejects Palestinian hunger strikers appeals (updated) | Al Akhbar English | Al Jazeera | Addameer

  • May 7, 2012 | Palestinian hunger strikes: Media missing in action ~ by Prof. Em. Richard Falk
  • May 7, 2012 | Jihad Movement: the Occupation Decides to Execute Diab and Halahleh | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 | Haneyya calls for sending international fact-finding committee on prisoners | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 | Prisoners: Hunger strike reached point of no return | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 | MP Natsheh asks for doctors to visit and examine him | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 | Detainee Hassan Safadi continues his hunger strike for the 63 days | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 | New prisoners join the strike in Negev prison | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 | PFLP leader Saadat refuses to negotiate with Israelis on hunger strike | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 | Haniyeh calls on Israel to release Palestinian prisoners | PressTV
  • May 7, 2012 | Slamming the door to justice on Palestinians | Ali Abunimah
  • May 7, 2012 | Urgent update from Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (רופאים לזכויות אדם – ישראל) |  PHR Israel
  • May 7, 2012 | All details of 21 day of hunger strike are now available here (PDF) | PLFP
  • May 7, 2012 | Palestinian leader Ahmad Saadat rejects Israeli attempts to undermine PalHunger strikers | Source
  • May 7, 2012 | When Thaer Halahleh’s wife found out Israeli supreme court rejected Thaer & Bilal Thiab’s appeal, she had a nervous breakdown, is in hospital | Live update
  • May 7, 2012 | Despite rejecting appeal, Israel court sent signal to authorities not to let Bilal Diab  and Thaer Halahleh die in jail | Electronic Intifada
  • May 7, 2012 | Brilliant judges rule that administrative detention is copacetic | Mondoweiss
  • May 7, 2012 | Plan B needed to halt Palestinian suffering | Gulf News
  • May 7, 2012 | Oberlin Students for Free Palestine to fast in solidarity May 7-11 | Samidoun
  • May 7, 2012 | Statement No. 4 of the Hunger Strikers’ Leadership | Samidoun
  • May 7, 2012 | Palestinian prisoners on mass hunger strike – Seattle Post Intelligencer
  • May 7, 2012 | HasanSafadi ‘s mom was admitted in the hospital AGAIN and she is in the ICU now | Al Akhbar
  • May 7, 2012 | Shaath calls for international action on hunger strike | Maan
  • May 7, 2012 | 10 hunger strike prisoners hospitalized in critical condition | MEMO
  • May 7, 2012 | Prisoner Sabha: The hunger strikers enjoy high morale | Source
  • May 7, 2012 | High Court rejects appeal; two inmates on hunger strike may die | 972 Magazine
  • May 7, 2012 | Meeting between Fatah detainees and jailers to end hunger strike | Maan
  • May 7, 2012 | Students, public employees to join solidarity sit-ins | Maan
  • May 7, 2012 | Arab League asks UN to hold session on Palestinian prisoners | Source
  • May 7, 2012 | Critics of Palestinian violence silent on prisoners’ hunger strike | Jews for Justice for Palestinians
  • May 7, 2012 | Haneyya delivers message from prisoners to Erdogan | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 | Respecting BDS Guidelines: Self Determination and International Solidarity | Source
  • May 7, 2012 | Plight of Palestinian prisoners – Arab News 
  • May 7, 2012 | Two Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israel nearing death – NY Daily News 
  • May 7, 2012 | In photos: widespread solidarity with hunger striking Palestinian prisoners | Electronic Intifada
  • May 7, 2012 | Israel Supreme Court rejects hunger strikers’ appeal | BBC News
  • May 7, 2012 | Prisoners are continuing the strike despite attempts to break it | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 | Israeli court rules against Palestinian hunger strikers | The Star Malaysia
  • May 7, 2012 | Israel court rejects hunger strikers’ appeal: lawyer | Hurriyet
  • May 7, 2012 | Rassemblement en soutien aux prisonniers palestiniens ~ @ISMFrance
  • May 7, 2012 | Arab League holds meeting on Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails  in Cairo | Islam Times
  • May 7, 2012 | Palestine: Concern mounts for the Lives of prisoners on protracted hunger strikes – The Muslim News
  • May 7, 2012 | Barghouthi: Prisoners united behind hunger strikers | Maan
  • May 7, 2012 | Dying to live: the stories of our hunger strikers ~ by @LinahAlsaafin
  • May 7, 2012 | Abu Zahri: PA arrest of prisoners’ supporters could abort the strike | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 | 40 Prisoners From ’48 Territories Join Hunger Strike | Al-Qassam Brigades
  • May 7, 2012 | IOA offers deportation for Halahle, Dhiab in return for ending hunger strike | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 |Islamic Jihad: Any hunger-striker death will start next intifada | Al-Qassam Website
  • May 7, 2012 | ‘Victory will be greater if hunger strikers die’  | Ynet
  • May 7, 2012 | Nafha prisoners: We will start second stage of our strike | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 | ‘Do not pass judgment before spending a night in Israeli jails’ ~ by @QaanitahHunter
  • May 7, 2012 | Arab league condemns brutality of Israel against Palestinian prisoners | Islam Times
  • May 7, 2012 | Hundreds Of Gaza Women March To Join Hunger Strikers Rally | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 | We must not betray our suspended martyrs ~ by Khalid Amayreh
  • May 7, 2012 | Palestinian children & hunger strikers locked up by Israel with help of security firm G4S | Source
  • May 7, 2012 | AOHR Egypt announces solidarity hunger strike | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 | Ahrar demands PA to internationalize issue of detainees | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 | Palestinian calls on the Arab League to internationalize prisoners’ issue | PIC
  • May 7, 2012 | Barghouthi: Prisoners united behind hunger strikers | Maan
  • May 7, 2012 | All details of daily life of 3500 prisoners on open hunger strike since 21 days are available at this archive | PalHunger

Photography

  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Gaza City, May 7, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Ofer prison, May 7, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Jenin, May 7, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Jerusalem, May 7, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Hebron, May 7, 2012 | ICAI2

Video of Support





May 8, 2012 | Day 22 of hungerstrike


In media

  • May 8, 2012 | Updates on the Palestinian prisoners hunger striking since April 17 inside Israeli jails | PFLP
  • May 8, 2012 | ICRC urges hospitalization of six Palestinian hunger strikers | Source
  • May 8, 2012 | The Red Cross is worried about the striking prisoners’ health conditions | Source
  • May 8, 2012 | Empty Stomach Warriors (IV): Thaer Halahleh All in The Name ~ by @LinahAlsaafin
  • May 8, 2012 | Long-term hunger striker not backing down | Maan
  • May 8, 2012 | As hunger strike enters 4th week Ramallah holds rally for jailed Palestinians | Al Jazeera
  • May 8, 2012 | IOF troops crack down on solidarity rally | PIC
  • May 8, 2012 | Palestinian delegation hands Blair a letter about Prisoners’ Strike | Maan
  • May 8, 2012 | Sit-in in front of UN Commission Headquarters in Damascus in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners | Sana – Syria
  • May 8, 2012 | ICRC urges hospitalization of six Palestinian hunger strikers | PressTV
  • May 8, 2012 | 3rd letter from Assayed: Health conditions of hunger strikers worsening | PIC
  • May 8, 2012 | For the second day in a row, 40 Jordanians entered in an open hunger strike in solidarity with #PalHunger & 22 JO prisoners in Israel via.@_AHA
  • May 8, 2012 | Protest in front of Hebrew university in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners hunger strike via @Majdkayyal
  • May 8, 2012 | The Red Cross is worried about the striking prisoners’ health conditions| Al-Qassam Brigades
  • May 8, 2012 | Fatah: Israeli prison doctors neglecting duties | Maan
  • May 8, 2012 | Halahle refrains from drinking water after 70 days of hunger strike | PIC
  • May 8, 2012 | Palestinian Prisoner Unity ~ by Stephen Lendman
  • May 8, 2012 | Another Practical Step to support Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strike since 22 days ة| Stolen Kharbshat Weblog

Photography

  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Gaza City, May 7, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Jenin, May 7, 2012 | ICAI2




May 9, 2012 | Day 23 of hungerstrike




In media

  • May 9, 2012 | “We’re extremely concerned about the deteriorating health condition of Palestinian detainees on hunger strike” | IRCR
  • May 9, 2012 | Two hunger strikers Jafar Izzeddin and Mahmoud Sarsak in Ramla hospital in serious health conditions | PIC 
  • May 9, 2012 |Egyptian parliament condemns the systematic torture of Palestinian prisoners | PIC
  • May 9, 2012 | Liberated captive: Female captives participate in the “dignity” strike | PIC
  • May 9, 2012 | 3rd letter from Assayed: Health conditions of hunger strikers worsening | PIC
  • May 9, 2012 | Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike Marks Renewed Emphasis on Nonviolent Resistance | BTL Online
  • May 9, 2012 | Palestinian prisoners hunger strike | The Hindu Online
  • May 9, 2012 | Demonstration in Ramallah in support of the striking prisoners | PIC
  • May 9, 2012 | Historic Hunger Strikes: Lightning in the Skies of Palestine – Richard Falk
  • May 9, 2012 | Palestinian leaders decry prisoners’ plight | Gulf News
  • May 9, 2012 | Sinn Fein have called for the Israeli Government to end its policy of Administrative Detention. Sinn Fein
  • May 9, 2012 | 64 Irish Parliamentarians sign petition supporting demands of Palestinian hunger-strikers  | Source
  • May 9, 2012 | Ban Ki-moon visited Shalit family but refused to meet with families of prisoners in Gaza | Electronic Intifada
  • May 9, 2012 | Abu Zuhri calls on EU to take practical steps for saving prisoners | PIC
  • May 9, 2012 | Report from the Palestinian prisoner hunger strike, and the movement growing to support it | Lia Tarachansky
  • May 9, 2012 | Annette Groth, spokesperson for humanrights of Left Party in German parliament calls for urgent action on Palhunger | Annette Groth
  • May 9, 2012 | Haneyya urges hunger strikers to stay united and steadfast | Maan
  • May 9, 2012 | 2 Palestinian administrative detainees are near death after #Palhunger strike of over 70 days – B’Tselem
  • May 9, 2012 | Long-term hunger strikers refuse Israeli offer to deport them to Gaza | MEMO
  • May 9, 2012 | Emergency statement by Jews for Justice for Palestinians: Act for starving political prisoners | JfJfP
  • May 9, 2012 | Joint Palestinian-Israeli declaration in support of Palestinian prisoner struggle | Source
  • May 9, 2012 | Rights Group Establishes ‘Situation Room’ on Prisoners | WAFA
  • May 9, 2012 | EU asks Israel to let families visit hunger strikers | @AFP

Photos

  • PHOTOS | Rally in support of prisoners, Hebron, May 8, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Empty Stomach Warriors: On The Streets of Ramallah ~ Photoblog by Dylan Collins

Video




May 10, 2012 | Day 24 of hungerstrike


  • May 10, 2012 | UN’s Ban urges Israel to charge prisoners or free them | Maan
  • May 10, 2012 | Groth: Save the lives of the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike | Al Qassam Website
  • May 10, 2012 | #ICRCClosed | Relatives of prisoners protest outside Red Crescent HQ | Maan
  • May 10, 2012 | #ICRCClosed | #PalHunger | Protesters Close Red Cross Headquarter In Ramallah | IMEMC
  • May 10, 2012 | Palestinian hunger Strikers Should be Brought to Trial or Released | IMEMC
  • May 10, 2012 | Iran’s Majlis voices support for Palestinians on hunger strike | PressTV
  • May 10, 2012 | Hunger strikers stop to take vitamins from Israeli jailers | PIC
  • May 10, 2012 | Ahrar: The hunger strikers reject partial solutions to their suffering | PIC
  • May 10, 2012 | #PalHunger | PPP leader hospitalized after solidarity hunger strike | Maan
  • May 10, 2012 | Israel seeking “deal” on Palestinian hunger strikers | Al Akhbar
  • May 10, 2012 | European petition for international solidarity with the prisoners | PIC
  • May 10, 2012 | Continuing sit-ins in London in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners | PIC
  • May 10, 2012 | Israeli authorities agree on ending isolation of all prisoners except three | PIC
  • May 10, 2012 | Fatah Prisoners on Hunger Strike Refuse Medicine | Qatar News
  • May 10, 2012 | 9 protesters hurt in clash outside Ofer prison | Maan
  • May 10, 2012 | Hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners continues – Source
  • May 10, 2012 | Israel moves 2 prisoners out of solitary confinement | Maan
  • May 10, 2012 | Negev Prison Refuses To Admit Arbitrary Jailed MP Due To Health Condition | IMEMC
  • May 10, 2012 | Confrontations near Ofer jail | PIC



Video solidarity in Dublin



Solidarity Protest at the Israeli Embassy in #Amman #Jordan – Video



Photography

  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Ramallah, May, 10, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Gaza City, May, 10, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Al-Khader village, May, 10, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Ofer prison, May, 10, 2012 | ICAI2




May 11, 2012 | Day 25 of hungerstrike



Action Alert: Petition in Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli jails | UFREE

Bilal Thayb and Thaer Halahleh are on hunger strike for 74days, fighting for their rights as human beings.
The Palestinain prisoner Hasan AlSafadi is on Open Hunger Strike for 68days.
The Palestinain prisoner Omar Abu Shalal is on Open Hunger Strike for 66days.
The Palestinain Leader AbduAllah Al-Barghouti is on Open Hunger Strike for 30days.
The Palestinain prisoner Mohammad Taj is on Open Hunger Strike for 55days.
The Palestinain prisoner Mohammad Sarsak is on Open Hunger Strike for 50days.
The Palestinain prisoner Jaa’afar Izzdine is on Open Hunger Strike for 51days

Updates on the Palestinian prisoners hunger striking since April 17 inside Israeli jails | PLFP


  • May 11, 2012 |  Elderly Gaza man on hunger strike in solidarity with “only son left” | Electronic Intifada
  • May 11, 2012 | What if Kobe Bryant was an Imprisoned Palestinian Soccer Player? | The Nation
  • May 11, 2012 | #PalHunger | Scots Plegde Support for Palestinian Hungerstrikers | Channel Islam
  • May 11, 2012 | #PalHunger | At least 6 out of hunger-striking prisoners held in Israeli dungeons in danger of dying | Al Jazeera
  • May 11, 2012 | On this week’s podcast: Coverage of the ongoing hunger strikes by thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails | Electronic Intifada
  • May 11, 2012 | 11 students go on hunger strike in solidarity with prisoners | PIC
  • May 11, 2012 | Thaer Halahleh told he “could die any moment,” as hunger strikers’ condition increasingly urgent | Electronic Intifada
  • May 11, 2012 | Palestinians escalate hungerstrike in Israel jails | CNBC.com
  • May 11, 2012 | Protesters rally for prisoners in Bethlehem | Maan
  • May 11, 2012 | No Deal Reached With Hunger-Striking Detainees | IMEMC
  • May 11, 2012 | Abbas meets relatives of hunger-strikers | Maan
  • May 11, 2012 | 74-Year- Old Hunger Striker against Administrative Detention | Source
  • May 11, 2012 |  The release of Hazem Assida after ten years in occupation prisons | PIC
  • May 11, 2012 | WHO urges Israel to protect health of hunger strikers | Maan
  • May 11, 2012 | Group: Hunger strike leaders meet Israeli authorities | Maan
  • May 11, 2012 | Et les cris des prisonniers palestiniens ? | ISM France

Photography

  • PHOTOS | Bil’in weekly demonstration, May 11, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Hebron, May 11, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Protest in support of prisoners, Ramallah, May, 11, 2012 | ICAI2
  • PHOTOS | Kufr Qaddum weekly demonstration, May, 11, 2012 | ICAI2




May 12, 2012 | Day 26 of hungerstrike



Thaer Halahleh’s letter to his daughter “My Beloved Lamar, forgive me” ~ by Linah Alsaafin


In media

  • May 12, 2012 | Seven striking captives at risk of dying | PIC
  • May 12, 2012 | REPORT: Letter from Thaer Halahleh to his Daughter | Source
  • May 12, 2012 | #PalHunger | Four casualties in IOF quelling of March including child, foreign activist | PIC
  • May 12, 2012 | Adnan: Israeli intelligence contact captives’ families to demoralize them | Source
  • May 12, 2012 | Egypt mediating deal to end Palestinians’ hunger strike in Israel | RT.com
  • May 12, 2012 | EMOHR calls for UN human rights council’s session on hunger strikers | PIC
  • May 12, 2012 | Immediate and adequate healthcare needed for hunger strikers – World Health Organisation | IMEMC
  • May 12, 2012 | In Israel’s Jails.. Palestinian Prisoners are Dying to Live | Al-Resalah
  • May 12, 2012 | Turkish rally supports Palestinian striking prisoners | PIC
  • May 12, 2012 | Arrested protesters tasered, beaten, threatened with rape | +972Magazine
  • May 12, 2012 | Prisoner Issa still on hunger strike in solidarity with other striking prisoners | PIC
  • May 12, 2012 | Warnings of third intifada as anger about hunger strike reaches breaking point | Jews for Justice for Palestinians
  • May 12, 2012 | US silent on Palestinian hunger strikers in pursuit of votes | PressTV
  • May 12, 2012 | Detained MP Natshe loses 15 kilograms of his weight | PIC
  • May 12, 2012 | Int’l forum of Muslim MPs calls for saving lives of hunger strikers | PIC
  • May 12, 2012 | Sheikh Salah: The suffering of prisoners will not go in vain | Source
  • May 12, 2012 | Unprecedented Malaysian support to the prisoners’ issue | PIC
  • May 12, 2012 | Activists in Amman join counterparts in Gaza, Cairo to voice solidarity with prisoners in Israel | Ammon News

Photography

  • Solidarity actions with the Prisoners Struggle Palhunger in Gaza on more places Palestine ~ by ActiveStills




May 13, 2012 | Day 27 of hungerstrike


ACTION ALERT  International Action for hunger strike TOMORROW: stand in solidarity with prisoners for 10 minutes at 12pm local time | Addameer

  • May 13, 2012 | Hunger-striker Bilal Diab writes will to family | Maan
  • May 13, 2012 | Group: Prisoners refuse water in hunger strike escalation | Maan
  • May 13, 2012 | Massive sit-in outside 10 Downing Street in London on nakba anniversary | PIC
  • May 13, 2012 | #PalHunger | Abbas “undermined hunger strike” by receiving Israeli negotiator | Al Akhbar
  • May 13, 2012 | From Ramleh to the World: Can You Hear Us? by @MaathMusleh
  • May 13, 2012 | Youth protest by Red Cross, UN offices in Gaza Strip | Maan
  • May 13, 2012 | Palestinian Hunger Strikers: Fighting ingrained duplicity | Jadaliyya
  • May 13, 2012 | Obama silent over Palestinian prisoners | Press TV
  • May 13, 2012 | Seven striking captives at risk of dying | PIC
  • May 13, 2012 | Palesinian strikers are dying | iAfrica
  • May 13, 2012 | Hunger strikers expose an inhuman system | guardian
  • May 13, 2012 | “Friday Day of Anger” in Support of Palestinian Prisoners |  Al Qassam website
  • May 13, 2012 | Elderly Gaza man on hunger strike in solidarity with “only son left” | Al Bawaba
  • May 13, 2012 | Palestinians in East al-Quds hold demo in solidarity with hunger strikers | PressTV

Video

  • Activists seal off entrance to apartheid exurb Maale Adumim in solidarity with #PalHunger strikers | VIDEO
  • SUTIEN AUX PRISONNIERS PALESTINIENS LYON FRANCE 13 MAI 2012  | VIDEO
  • Islamic Guidance SA supports Hunger Strikers in Israeli Prisons | VIDEO




May 14, 2012 | Day 28 of hungerstrike



IMPORTANT UPDATE 20:30 Pal Time

3 hunger strikers, Jafar Izz-al Din, Thaer Halahle and Bilal Diab continue their hunger strike!

UPDATE 22:27 Pal Time

UPDATE 22:32 Pal Time

Follow @PalHunger, the official spokesperson for the #PalHunger strike for confirmed news

THE DEMANDS OF THE #PALHUNGER STRIKERS ~ BY @PALHUNGER

Daily [Ar/En] bulletin on the Palestinian prisoners hunger strike | Day 27

Today actions Nablus (now), Ramallah, Nazareth, and GLOBAL stand for 10 mins and more..  | POPULAR  STRUGGLE

  • May 14, 2012 | Shocking |Addameer Visits Bilal Diab, Hassan Safadi and Omar Abu Shalal in Ramleh Prison Medical Clinic Today | Addameer
  • May 14, 2012 | Tony Blair urges Israel to keep hunger strikers alive  (NOT TO FREE THEM!) | Independant 
  • May 14, 2012 | Prisoner Kamal Issa stops drinking water to escalate his strike | PIC
  • May 14, 2012 | Noam Chomsky: Palestinian Hunger Strike A Protest Against “Violations of Elementary Human Rights” | Source
  • May 14, 2012 | Israel puts “every possible obstacle” in way of respecting hunger strikers’ rights say doctors | Electronic Intifada
  • May 14, 2012 |Palestinians accuse the UN and Red Cross of gross negligence | MEMO
  • May 14, 2012 | The strike leadership: We either achieve prisoners’ demands or martyrdom | Al Qassam Brigades
  • May 14, 2012 | Palestinians Behind Bars: Prisoners Without Human Rights | Source
  • May 14, 2012 | International Action Day for Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike on 14 May | Addameer
  • May 14, 2012 | Egypt deal unconfirmed as Palestinian hunger strike continues | Al Akhbar
  • May 14, 2012 | International Action for Palestinian Hunger Strike, 14 May: In Defense of Human Dignity | Al-Qassam Brigade
  • May 14, 2012 |  Several Hunger-Strikers Sent Messages, Wills to Families | Scoop News
  • May 14, 2012 | La lettre de Thaer Halahleh à sa fille Lamar… | ISM France
  • May 14, 2012 | Empty Stomachs, Clenched Fists: How Palestinians Are Fighting Israel’s Unaccountable Prison System| Source
  • May 14, 2012 | Solidarity with Hunger Strikers at #US Embassy | Al Bawaba
  • May 14, 2012 | JCW in solidarity with the Palestinian heroic and historic hunger strikers in Israeli prisons |  Silwanic
  • May 14, 2012 | Abbas warns of ‘national disaster’ if hunger striking prisoners die | Maan
  • May 14, 2012 | Director Shawan Jabarin: Illegal policies of IPS are microcosm of belligerent occupation. Op-ed
  • May 14, 2012 | Palestinians call for World Solidarity with Prisoners TODAY | cii broadcasting
  • May 14, 2012 | The Battle of Empty Stomachs Continues | Al-Qassam Brigade
  • May 14, 2012 | Showing solidarity with hunger strikers | Jews for Justice for Palestinians
  • May 14, 2012 | Gaza demonstrators support Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails | Islam Times

Announcement

  • Toronto Rally in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners Tuesday 6-7PM infront of the Israeli Consulate on Bloor street | Samidoun
  • Tomorrow Benghazi Libya : Protest for #palhunger in Midan Shajara at 16:00.
  • THURSDAY a 24 hours hunger strike in solidarity with the prisoners strike #PalHunger | Source
  • In Beirut on Wednesday a protest in solidarity with #PalHunger | Source

Video

  • Footage from Ramallah this evening, including Thaer Halahleh’s father on continuing the hunger strike | VIDEO
  • Gaza demonstrators support Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails  | VIDEO 
  • Video of today’s #PalHunger action at PS offices in Paris | Europalestine
  • People from all over the world in solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli jails | VIDEO




May 15, 2012 | Day 29 of hungerstrike


UPDATE 1:40 Pal Time

BREAKING NEWS | THAER HALAHLE TO BE RELEASED JUNE 5, 2012 – BILAL DIAB AUG 17, 2012

In Media

  • May 15, 2012 | What Thaer Halahleh’s family told me about his release brings joy, but raises troubling questions ~ by @LinahAlsaafin
  • May 15, 2012 | Palestinian prisoners win the battle of empty stomachs | Al Qassam website
  • May 15, 2012 | Thiab, Halahla, To Be Released | IMEMC
  • May 15, 2012 | Israel Agrees to most of Detainees’ Demands | IMEMC
  • May 15, 2012 |#Palhunger : The biggest hunger strike in the Arab world | @Zeinobia
  • May 15, 2012 | Palestinian prisoners agree deal with Israel to end hunger strikes | RTE News




May 17, 2012

  • May 17, 2012 | Addameer: As far as we know, there are at least 4 hunger strikers now: Mohammad Taj, Mahmoud Sarsak, Akram Rikhawi & Mohammad AbdelAziz
  • May 17, 2012 | Detainee Sharawne to continue in his hunger strike | PIC
  • May 17, 2012 | Palestinian Prisoners Still on Hunger Strike | PNN
  • May 17, 2012 | Amnesty: Accountability for violations needed despite Palestinian prisoner deal
  • May 17, 2012 | Nonviolent Community Action that Can Produce Results ~ via @pnn_network
  • May 17, 2012 | Protest Outside the @BBC: End Your Silence on Palestine via @pnn_network
  • May 17, 2012 | Reflections on the Great Palestinian Prison Strike of 2012 | Foreign Policy Journal 




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Insight |  Palestinian Political Prisoners: Breaking the Chains of Oppression, Marching towards Freedom

A Must read ~  by A Voice From Palestine

As Palestinian political prisoners held captive in Israeli dungeons start a general open hunger strike, stand in solidarity with them, support their just struggle and demand their freedom. The indigenous people of occupied Palestine have been held hostage by a brutal military occupation, and confined to ghettos build in their own land. The Palestinians are held captives in their own homes, towns and villages, with military checkpoints locking them up, controlling and limiting their movement, and surrounded by Zionist colonies built on the ruins of Palestinian villages and on the bones of the Palestinians.

They are held captives in their in their own homeland, in their homes and in Israeli dungeons. Every week, tens of Palestinians are kidnapped from their homes, workplace, schools and at checkpoints. Sometimes the detained are released after a few days, after a few weeks or remain in captivity indefinitely. Currently, over 4700 Palestinians are locked up behind Israeli bars, and the Zionist entity violates their rights on a daily basis. In addition to torture, physical and verbal abuse, repeated attacks and humiliation, Palestinian political prisoners suffer from medical negligence and are denied proper nourishment.  Continue to read the story here



What can You do to help?

12 April 2012 | International Solidarity Movement

This week International Solidarity Movement is calling for international solidarity in the run up to Palestinian Prisoners Day on the 17th April. The Palestinian prisoners struggle needs immediate international attention as Israel’s treatment of prisoners under a military judicial system starkly violates international law and fundamental human rights. According to Addammer there are currently 4,637 Palestinian political prisoners are kept in Israeli military jails and detention centers, including 320 administrative detainees.

Some of the primary objectives of the prisoners struggle are:

  • To stop the system known as administrative detention, which allows the imprisonment of individuals without charge or trail
  • To halt the practice of solitary confinement.
  • To stop the use of torture and ill treatment. Palestinians are exposed to systematic ill and degrading treatment from the moment of arrest – both physiological and physical terrors are used as means of breaking the prisoners and getting details and information.
  • To stop the illegal transference of prisoners from the occupied territories into Israeli borders. Every time Israel brings a prisoner from the West bank jails inside their borders – they are in clear violation with the 4th Geneva Convention.
  • To stop the use of military courts for civilians.
  • To stop arrest and imprisonment of vulnerable groups such as children, elder and disabled.

Besides the suffering of individual prisoners, Israel systematically uses collective punishment towards the relatives of prisoners. The journeys to visit your husband, wife, son, or daughter may take up to 15 hours as the prisoners are systematically placed as far from their home as possible. Furthermore, visitors will face degrading processes of strip search at the borders to Israel and at the entrance to the prisons. Sometimes they even get turned away.

“All people and governments of conscience in the world have an immediate responsibility to put pressure on Israel forcing them to respect International law and human rights!” says Faris Sabbah, from Addammer, the Prisoners support and Human Rights Association.

TAKE ACTION

You can:

  • Organize a protest in front of the Israeli Embassy or consulate in our town
  • Write letters to protest the violations of rights of Palestinian political prisoners and to call for an intervention to the International Committee of the Red Cross, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and your governoment or parliamentarians.
  • Write letters to Palestinian prisoners expressing your support. Read more about thise here:

Submit your photos:

What ever action you choose to take – please submit photos from your action to ISM at palreports@gmail.com.

You can get inspired from similar ISM campaign carried out in accordance to “Open Shuhada Street Campaign.”

Please follow these guidelines:

  1. In the subject line please write “ Campaign for international solidarity with Palestininan prisoners”
  2. Photos should not be a maximum of 1 MB
  3. A poster, sign, clothing or any other visual statement that expresses your solidarity with Palestinian prisoners should be visible.
  4. Include a location of the photo (example: Hollywood sign, Hollywood, California) in the email
  5. Include the date when the photograph was taken in the email
  6. If the visual is written in a language other than English, please write the statement in the body of the email in order to be translated.
  7. Photos should be original and not edited or borrowed from another entity
  8. Photos must be submitted by April 19th and will be published on April 20th.



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Video/Photography of solidarity events

 Edinburgh Scotland Marches in solidarity with #Palhunger – Apr 28, 2012
CandleLight vigil by Gaza children – Apr 28, 2012
Rally in Ramallah – April 24, 2012
Khader Adnan at the prisoner’s solidarity tent, Ramallah, Apr. 24, 2012
Release of Bassem Tamimi – April 24, 2012
Rallying for #PalHunger strikersContinuous Updates




Testimonies (former) prisoners

  • VIDEO | Interview with Dr. Abdul-Aziz Omar – UFree Network 
  • Hunger strike diaries: the fate of Palestinian political prisoners is “our shared responsibility” | @shahdabusalama
  • VIDEO | Interview with Majeda Fidda, former administrative detainee  | Addameer
  • Empty Stomach Warriors (III): Omar Abu Shalal Sets His Mind ~ by @LinahAlsaafin  | Al Akhbar | Apr 30, 2012
  • Empty Stomach Warriors (II): Second in Series of profiles of hunger strikers | by Linah Alsaafin | Apr 27, 2012
  • Empty Stomach Warriors (I): Hasan al-Safadi Time and Time Again ~ by @LinahAlsaafin| April 25, 2012
  • ‘The first day is the hardest’: Ex-prisoner Loai Odeh’s hunger strike diary | Electronic Intifada | Apr 25, 2012
  • The Battle of Empty Stomachs: Khader Adnan highlights the consolation of solidarity | ISM Palestine | Apr 24, 2012



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