Argentinian HR activist Faisal Sergio Tapia on hunger strike in support of Palestinian prisoners

[ PIC 25/03/2013 – 05:59 PM ]

images_News_2013_03_25_tapia_300_0[1]GAZA, (PIC)– An Argentinian activist declared an open hunger strike for a whole month in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails.

Faisal Sergio Tapia is a human rights defender and president and ambassador of the International Committee of Islamic Human Rights.

“Since I was 14, I started to fight for the Palestinian cause in 1980,” he told Ahrar Center for Human Rights, expressing his admiration for the Palestinian revolution throughout the past years.

He feels proud that he was born on March 30 in coincidence with the Palestinian Land Day, “the Zionist bullet which kills a Palestinian child in Gaza is the same bullet that kills the Colombian people,” he said.

He added that 2009 international condemnation of Israeli crimes in the Gaza strip was unprecedented and is just the start of daring to criticize Israel.

There are 4,700 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including 190 children and young people, Tapia said, adding that his hunger strike is not a symbolic one, but a moral obligation towards the Palestinian prisoners topped by the hunger striker Samer Issawi, noting that he has gone on hunger strike since more than 500 hours.

He described his country as an Israeli governorate in Latin America, pointing out that his country does not recognize Palestine as a state and it kept its army and land in the service of Israel.

The Israeli regime is the main perpetrator of the murder of 203 Palestinian prisoners under torture and various types of abuse in its jails, the international community must break the silence about the crimes of the regime and condemn Tel Aviv sharply, he said to Ahrar center.

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