#PalHunger | The launch of a broad campaign in Europe to support the prisoners’ issue

[ PIC 02/05/2012 – 08:25 PM ]

COPENHAGEN (PIC) — The General Secretariat of Palestinians in Europe launched a broad campaign in solidarity with the prisoners in occupation jails, aiming at pressuring the decision makers, the officials in the EU and the different European parliaments to intervene in order to support the prisoners’ cause.

The European Campaign for the Defense of Palestinian prisoners affirmed in a statement on Tuesday, that it would send a petition, supported by more than ten thousand participants in the tenth Palestinians in Europe conference in Denmark last Saturday, to a large number of politicians and parliamentarians, including EU Commissioner Baroness Catherine Ashton.

Thus, the campaign started sending urgent messages to the Secretary-General of the UN Ban Ki-moon, the British PM and his Foreign Minister, members of the European Parliament and British MPs as well as contacting dozens of Palestinians and activists in Europe to urge them to send an officially signed letter to members of European parliament and MPs of the countries that are members in the European Union.

It is expected that this campaign will continue for an indefinite period in parallel with the ongoing prisoners’ strike to increase the solidarity and to draw the politicians’ and the media’s attention to captives’ strike, as activist Rami Abdo said.

The chair of the Palestinians in Europe Conference and Director-General of the Palestinian Return Centre Majid Al Zeer as well as the Secretary General of the Palestinians Europe conference Adel Abdullah stressed on the importance to put pressure on the Israeli occupation to release the prisoners and meet their demands.

The campaign emphasized that the prisoners’ issue reached a crucial stage that imposes an urgent European and international intervention, especially after launching a hunger strike by thousands of them.


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