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UN Special Rapporteur on OPT calls on Israel to comply with international law on detention

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, today urged Israel to comply with international law and international standards for detention. The expert’s call comes as the ongoing hunger strike by approximately 1,000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails enters its second month. They […]


PRESS STATEMENT: South African Government Ministers, media personalities and activists commit to 24 hour fast in solidarity with Palestinians 11 May 2017 South African government ministers are lending their support to the over 1500 #PalestinianPoliticalPrisoners currently on hunger strike (since 17 April). The #PalestinianPoliticalPrisoners, who have gone without any food for almost a month now, are demanding an end to Israel’s […]

Israeli forces, Palestinians clash in Ramallah solidarity march

Israeli forces have clashed with hundreds of Palestinians, who had turned out for a demonstration in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike, injuring almost a dozen protesters. The scuffles erupted near the Israeli Beit El settlement north of Ramallah Thursday, when Israeli forces fired live bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas to prevent them from approaching a military […]

Revolutionary Leila Khaled Begins Hunger Strike in Solidarity With Palestinian Prisoners

“The prisoners on hunger strike are in direct confrontation with the enemy, but they have only the weapon of the empty stomach,” said Khaled. Icon of revolutionary Palestinian resistance and a member of the Marxist-Leninist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Leila Khaled, announced Saturday that she will be hunger-striking in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners, […]

Senior Catholic patriarch joins Palestinian hunger strikers

The Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and Alexandria and Jerusalem has reportedly started refusing food in a show of solidarity with hundreds of Palestinians, who have gone on hunger strike in Israeli jails in protest at the administrative detention policy and harsh prison conditions. Gregory III Laham, 83, started the pro-Palestinian measure on Saturday, […]

Palestinians urge ‘week of rage’ as Israel plans to force-feed hunger strikers

Leaders of a mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners have called for a “week of rage” against Israel amid reports that Tel Aviv plans to bring in foreign doctors to force-feed the inmates refusing to eat. “Our people should unleash their anger and clash uninterruptedly with the Israeli occupation at seam zones,” the prisoners’ leadership said in a […]