On Saturday, May the 12th, at 15.30 o’clock on Clock Tower square in Jaffa an Arab-Jewish protest rally will take place. A general call has gone out to all the city’s residents to join the hunger strike for one day, in solidarity. Jaffa’s residents will join the struggle of the Palestinian prisoners. During the latest meeting of the Jaffa organizations it has been decided that Jaffa needs to stand up in solidarity with the striking prisoners and express complete identification with their just demands. Some of the activities that will be undertaken:
Raising the issue of the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike in the course of the Friday sermons in Jaffa’s mosques
The organization of an Arab Jewish protest rally on Saturday May the 12th at 15.30 o’clock on Clock Tower square in Jaffa.
An outcry to all residents to join the hunger strike for one day, this Saturday, in solidarity with the hunger-strikers
A continuation of the daily protests on Clock Tower Square at 18.00 o’clock in order to raise consciousness concerning the struggle
4.653 Palestinian prisoners are held captive In various prisons in Israel, amongst
them 219 minors, in addition to 308 prisoners held in administrative detention
without charges, proof of guilt and without even knowing what they are being
accused of nor the ability to defend themselves in due process.
Almost 2000 prisoners have been on hunger strike for several weeks in protest
against their imprisonment as well the fact they are being denied the most basic
conditions. About 10 of the hunger-strikers have done so for over 45 days and their lives are in imminent danger. Eight of these 10 hunger strikers are administrative detainees.
The administrative detainees Hassan Safdie and Omar Abu Shalal have been on a
hunger-strike for 67 days and Bilal Diab and Taher Halahla have been on hunger
strike for 73 days already and their medical condition deteriorates from day to
day. The Supreme Court has refused the request to be released and has thereby
condemned them to death.
For more information:
The Forum of Organizations in Jaffa:
Sami Abu Shade 050-4435996
Alma Biblash 054-2292474