Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 12:17
What will it take to get the media pundits – who constantly demand that Palestinians produce Gandhis – to pay heed to Hana al-Shalabi’s struggle? She’s on Day 40 of her hunger strike against arbitrary detention by Israel.
Submitted by Linah Alsaafin on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 13:54
The parents of political prisoner Hana al-Shalabi have issued a call to all Palestinians to protest this Saturday in support of their daughter as doctors who examined her expressed grave concern over her sharply deteriorating health four weeks into a hunger strike against her arbitrary detention by Israel.
Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:18
While almost the entire US Congress genuflected to Israel and its supposed “democracy” at the annual AIPAC convention in Washington this week, victims of Israel’s political repression, including Hana al-Shalabi who is on day 20 of her hunger strike, languished in its prisons ignored by world media.
Submitted by Adri Nieuwhof on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 14:47
The Israeli Prison Service has transferred about 80 political prisoners from Gilboa prison section 4 to Nafha prison in the Naqab located in the sotuh of Israel. The transfer follows a recent solidarity hunger strike undertaken by the prisoners. Addameer’s Sahar Francis comments that the practice of transferring political prisoners is often used by Israel to repress organizing amongst Palestinian prisoners.
Submitted by Adri Nieuwhof on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 18:00
Political prisoner Ameer Makhoul, a Palestinian citizen of Israel and civil society leader currently held in Gilboa prison, says that Palestinian prisoners welcome the call for an international day of action on 17 April, Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. He also says that Palestinian political prisoners at Gilboa held a one-day hunger strike on 13 February, for which they were punished by the prison authorities.
Submitted by Adri Nieuwhof on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:04
An increasing number of organizations endorse the call to make 17 April a Day of International Action. Richard Falk and South African former political prisoners who resisted apartheid have added their weight to the call.
Submitted by Adri Nieuwhof on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 07:53
Khader Adnan is fighting for rights that should be guaranteed to all prisoners. Organizations from all over the world have launched a call to make Palestinian Political Prisoners’ Day, 17 April 2012, a day of international action.
Submitted by Linah Alsaafin on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 20:55
Raymond McCartney, the former Irish hunger striker and current Member of Northern Ireland’s Legislative Assembly for Sinn Féin is the latest from Ireland to send a message of solidarity to Palestinian political prisoner Khader Adnan, who is entering his 63rd day of hunger strike protesting administrative detention, a policy started by the British and which is illegal under international law.
Submitted by Shahd Abusalama on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:33
Three disabled Palestinians send a message to the whole world in general and Gandhi’s grandchildren in India in particular, calling them to make the issue of Khader Adnan and child and disabled detainees in Israel’s merciless prisons the top of their priorities.