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Palestinians take part in a rally in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoner Mahmoud Sarsak in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on June 11, 2012. Sarsak, who is a former player of the Palestinian national team, has entered his 88th hunger strike day against his administrative detention without a charge in Israeli prison.
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Protest in support of Mahmud Sarsak, Ofer prison, Jun. 11, 2012
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Over 20 students from the ‘We Are All Hana Shalabi’ campaign in Scotland joined Palestinian activists today in a protest against the complicity of the British government in Israel’s apartheid regime. The demonstration was held specifically to highlight the cases of Palestinian hunger strikers Mahmoud Sarsak (84 days) , Akram Al-Rehwai (60 days) and Samer Al-Barq (23 days). Palestinian national footballer Sarsak and Rekhawi are in a ‘very severe’ condition according to Anat Litvin from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) Israel and in danger of imminent death.
The protest began at the International Red Cross building in Sheikh Jarrah, before the activists marched to the nearby British Consulate, chanting for the freedom of Palestinian prisoners in Arabic and English. Among those protesting was Atallah Hanna, the Archbishop of Sebastia from the Orthodox Patriachate of Jerusalem. The activists held banners reading “Free Sarsak, Free Palestine” and “Boycott G4S – Boycott Israel”…
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An Appeal to save the life of Mahmoud Sarsak
Our brother and son, Mahmoud Sarsak, is a 25 years old professional footballer from Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, today entering his 67th day of hunger strike. We ask you to support Mahmoud and his demand for fair treatment. Your voice can contribute to saving his life and to a little victory against injustice.
Mahmoud has been imprisoned by Israel for the past three years, after being arrested by the Israeli military on 22nd July 2009 at the Erez checkpoint in Gaza while on his way to join the Palestine National Football team for a match in Balata refugee camp in the West Bank.
After his arrest he was transferred to Ashkelon prison where he was interrogated for 30 days, before being given a detention order on 23rd August 2009…
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According to Addameer, Muhammad Taj is now hunger striking again. He re-launched his strike May 15, since the Israeli prison authorities rejected his demand to be treated as a POW. Prior to that, he was on a hunger strike for 58 days. As a response, the al-Jalameh prison authorities placed him in solitary confinement and he was beaten yesterday to pressure him to end his hunger strike.
As for Sarsak, Addameer reported that the Israeli authorities have gone back on a deal they had made with him to be released July 1, and are now saying he will not be released before August 22. He has been on a hunger strike for 60 days now.
The IOF attacked locals demonstrating in solidarity with the hunger striking political prisoners at the entrance to Bani Na’im east of Hebron. During these clashes 16 years old ‘Ali Iyad Yassin was injured from a gas canister to his chest and taken to a hospital in Hebron for treatment. Another teen, Daud Nihad Taraira (17) was arrested by the soldiers at the scene.