'We Will Live in Dignity' : Palestinian Prisoners Begin Mass Hunger Strike (and vid)
"...The continuing ill-treatment of some 4,600 political prisoners, which includes internment, the denial of family and lawyer visits, prolonged periods of isolation, and the lack of fair trials, has largely been overlooked by a wider international community that has grown more and more desensitised to such violations of international law.
To mark the occasion of Prisoners' Day, Al Haq has produced a video that elaborates on the experiences of Palestinian prisoners and their families.
Today, some 1,200 Palestinian prisoners are beginning a mass hunger strike to protest their ill treatment, poor conditions and Israel's illegal practise of internment. They do so under the banner 'WE SHALL LIVE IN DIGNITY!'
There are already 10 Palestinians on hunger strike, including Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh, both of whom have refused food for 38 days to protest their indefinite detention without charge or trial.
Regrettably, their hunger strike has been completely ignored by the international community.
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Since 1967 there have been 750,000 arrests..