#PalHunger | IUMS advocates cause of hunger strikers, slams int’l inaction

#FreeSamer | Global action to save the life of Hunger striker Samer Issawi

[ PIC 19/02/2013 – 12:40 PM ]

DOHA, (PIC)– The international union for Muslim scholars (IUMS) declared its full solidarity with Palestinian hunger striker Samer Issawi and his fellow detainees and condemned the international silence towards the suffering of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

IUMS also called on the Palestinian factions to join forces to defend the cause of the hunger strikers and their rights.

“As a result of the persistent Israeli intransigence and injustice against our Palestinian brothers, including prisoner Samer Issawi, the international union for Muslim scholars confirms its full solidarity with prisoner Samer Issawi, who has been on hunger strike for more than 200 days, as well as other detainees whose hunger strike is considered the longest in prisons,” IUMS underscored.

IUMS appealed to the international community, the world’s noble people and human rights groups to take action to have Issawi and all Palestinian prisoners released from Israeli jails.

It also demanded the Arab League and the organization of Islamic cooperation to break their silence and move to end the suffering of the hunger strikers and the prisoners.

In a related incident, a group of Jerusalemite dignitaries visited on Monday the family of hunger striker Issawi to express their solidarity with it.

The visit took place one day after the Israeli occupation forces stormed the house of Issawi and kidnapped his brother.

Senior official of the higher Islamic committee Abdul-Rahman Abbad and Archbishop of Sebastia of the Greek Orthodox Church Attallah Hanna were among the visitors.

A journal published by Adalah, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights | June 26, 2012

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The essayists explore the history of torture in Israel, the daily challenges that practitioners face in seeking accountability for torture and CIDT in Israel, and the changing face of torture.


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