Support Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike since 27 Sept. 2011
We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners, currently on hunger strike, in protest against the humiliating and cruel treatment they are subjected to at the hands of the Israeli Prison Services.
The world must no longer ignore the plight of approximately 7,000 Palestinian prisoners who are denied their most basic human rights enshrined in International humanitarian law.
These includes: Long term isolation, the denial of medical attention for serious chronic diseases, lack of access to education and basic reading material; shackling of hands and legs when meeting visitors; refusal of family visits and excessive use of fines as a form of punishment.
Many prisoners are held without charge for unspecified period of time and some are held under administrative laws which are being only used in Israel.
We call on the Israeli authorities to meet the demands of the hunger strikers immediately and release all political prisoners.