Category Archives: Palestinian Hunger Strike

EMERGENCY UPDATE: #palhunger

 

EMERGENCY UPDATE: Representatives of the International Red Cross have just informed the families of Thaer Halahleh and Bilal Diab, the Palestinian prisoners held in administrative detention who have been on hunger strike for over 70 days, that their lives are now at serious risk. Thaer and Bilal are have been repeatedly losing consciousness for the last several hours. They are currently receiving care at the Ramle Hospital. The occupation authorities are not even allowing their family members to visit them.

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Press release – Joining the struggle: the organizations from Jaffa refuse to keep silent and let political prisoners starve to death in Israeli prisons.

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

10/05/2012 #ofer protest in solidarity with hunger strikers

  1. Demonstration for Palestinian prisoners, Ofer Military Prison, West Bank, 10.05.2012
    Wed, May 09 2012 20:00:00
  2. Demonstration for Palestinian prisoners, Ofer Military Prison, West Bank, 10.05.2012
    Wed, May 09 2012 20:00:00
  3. Demonstration for Palestinian prisoners, Ofer Military Prison, West Bank, 10.05.2012
    Wed, May 09 2012 20:00:00
  4. Demonstration for Palestinian prisoners, Ofer Military Prison, West Bank, 10.05.2012
    Wed, May 09 2012 20:00:00
  5. Palfest cultural event, Gaza Strip closed down by Hamas government, 09.05.2012
    Tue, May 08 2012 20:00:00
  6. Demonstration for Palestinian prisoners, Ofer Military Prison, West Bank, 10.05.2012
    Wed, May 09 2012 20:00:00
  7. Demonstration for Palestinian prisoners, Ofer Military Prison, West Bank, 10.05.2012
    Wed, May 09 2012 20:00:00
  8. Demonstration for Palestinian prisoners, Ofer Military Prison, West Bank, 10.05.2012
    Wed, May 09 2012 20:00:00
  9. Demonstration for Palestinian prisoners, Ofer Military Prison, West Bank, 10.05.2012
    Wed, May 09 2012 20:00:00
  10. Demonstration for Palestinian prisoners, Ofer Military Prison, West Bank, 10.05.2012
    Wed, May 09 2012 20:00:00
  11. Pato7Milan
    Clashes still on, unconfirmed news about 2 arrests.. #ofer #palhunger
    Thu, May 10 2012 09:06:31
  12. ICAI_2
    #PalHunger | According to eyewitnesses on Twitter: 4 injuries so far by Israeli occupation near #OferMaha

    Thu, May 10 2012 08:56:36
  13. AbirKopty
    Today’s actions #Palhunger: #ICRCClosed (now) Ofer (12 noon) Magedo (5pm) Yaffa & Maj Elkrom (6pm) Haifa (7pm) Calender http://popularstruggle.org/
    Thu, May 10 2012 04:27:07
  14. AbirKopty
    The army demplyed on foot getting closer & closer pushing us backward while shooting bullets & tear gas and injuring many #ofer
    Thu, May 10 2012 09:02:51
  15. PSCC_Palestine
    Two protesters hit in the head with rubber-coated bullet and evacuated to hospital during solidarity demo with the prisoners at Ofer prison
    Thu, May 10 2012 08:50:27
  16. Addameer_ps
    RT @PSCC_Palestine: Israeli forces arrested Abdallah Abu Rahmah from Bil’in during a demo in solidarity with the prisoners hunger strike in front of Ofer Prison
    Thu, May 10 2012 08:47:47
  17. Falasteeni
    RT @LinahAlsaafin: For the sake of twitter, here’s an update: Israeli soldiers firing a lot of tear gas. yawn. #ofer
    Thu, May 10 2012 08:28:36
  18. TheSyrian22
    RT @MaathMusleh: PHOTO today:This woman is always in front of #Ofer in the frontlines http://pic.twitter.com/qO2lSZsT
    Thu, May 10 2012 08:31:26
  19. a11y00p
    RT @MariamBarghouti: Teargas, plastic coated steel bullets, and skunk water was used on unarmed protestors in #Ofer today. B/c they support #PalHunger. #Zionism
    Thu, May 10 2012 08:36:19
  20. LinahAlsaafin
    Left #ofer. At 6pm #Abbashole is coming to the prisoners solidarity tent in al-bireh #palhunger
    Thu, May 10 2012 08:59:31

UPDATED: Demonstration in front of “Ofer” prison; IOF arrests Abdullah Abu Rahmeh from Bil’in

Eyewitnesses are saying the IOF deployed two skunk trucks, and that in addition to tear gas, they are also shooting plastic coated bullets against protesters and have also deployed in nearby Bitunia.

People who are currently on the ground are also reporting that Bil’in popular resistance leader Abdullah Abu Rahmeh has been arrested during the demonstration.

Update: so far, four protesters have been injured from plastic coated bullets.

Update 2: six protesters injured – 2 in the head, 1 in the back, 1 in the arm and 2 in the thigh.

Unconfirmed reports of two arrests.

Groups of activists, family blockade ICRC offices in Gaza, demand action for prisoners

  1. Remroum
    RT @ManaraRam: About 50 people including families of prisoners mainly their mothers and youth activists are still blocking the ICRC @ICRCClosed #PalHunger
    Thu, May 10 2012 02:07:15
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  3. Occupy2gether
    Who did #ICRCCLOSED ?Frustrated Palestinian Prisoners Families,including father of #ThaerHalahleh (his son on hunger strike since 73 days)
    Thu, May 10 2012 02:07:00
  4. ANimer
    #ICRclosed today, group of activist& the families of prisoners blocked the office building, demanding the organization a direct action!
    Thu, May 10 2012 01:43:51
  5. YousefAljamal
    RT @JeneenYazouri: Calls to close the Red cross office in #Gaza #ICRClosed Spread the word, expand the movement! #UNclosed RT!
    Wed, May 09 2012 05:08:43
  6. ANimer
    PHOTO| #ThaerHalahleh father standing in front of the ICRC building in Ramallah in #ICRCclosed
    “didn’t take this pix” http://twitpic.com/9jcbxn
    Thu, May 10 2012 01:47:28

Breaking: Activists shut down UN building to raise awareness about Palestinian hunger strikers

Bilal Diab on 72 day of hunger strike: moved back to prison PHR report

  • Breaking: on his 72 of hunger strike, BilalDiab has been transfer from Assaf-HaRofe hospital to prison! please circulate widely!