Jerusalemites stage solidarity sit-in with hunger strikers

[ PIC 20/03/2013 – 10:07 AM ]

images_News_2013_03_20_sit-in_300_0[1]OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Representatives of National and Islamic forces in occupied Jerusalem staged a solidarity sit-in on Tuesday with detained Palestinian hunger strikers.

Participants raised posters demanding the immediate release of Samer Al-Issawi, a Jerusalemite, who has been on hunger strike for 241 days.

They also asked for releasing all prisoners especially those on hunger strike from Israeli occupation jails.

Nasser Qaws, the director of the Palestinian prisoner’s society in Jerusalem, said that the inhabitants insisted on staging their sit-in near the American consulate despite the Israeli occupation authority’s objections.

“We don’t need a permit from occupation to protest and demand our legitimate rights,” he added.

For her part, Shireen, Samer’s sister and a lawyer, said that the protestors were demanding release of all 4700 Palestinian prisoners.

She said that her brother was held in Kaplan hospital in a very serious condition.

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