Prisoners Day

Bill Gates refuses to accept responsibility for aiding Israel's prisons

Activists march on the Johannesbourg offices of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Foundation ignores own policy guidelines on avoiding investment in “egregious” activities.

Palestinian prisoners ready for mass hunger strike

Joe Catron
Gaza City
22 April 2014
Elderly woman sits amongst crowd holding posters of Palestinian prisoners

All parties must step up efforts to release prisoners, says Palestinian jailed by Israel for 27 years.

Podcast: "The jail stays inside you," says Ziad Abbas on Palestinian Prisoners' Day

Middle East Children’s Alliance activist reflects on his experience as a prisoner in Israeli jails.

Prisoners day marked with global actions against G4S as Scottish union congress endorses campaign

In at least 11 countries, actions and events focused on G4S, the British-Danish security company that is contracted to provide and maintain security equipment at Israeli prisons including control and monitoring systems

Hundreds of Gaza children blocked from visiting parents in prison

Joe Catron
Gaza City
9 April 2013

Almost a year after winning concessions from Israel, prisoners are still not allowed to see their offspring.

Winning the battle of empty stomachs: hunger striker Bilal Diab interviewed

Linah Alsaafin
Jenin area
14 September 2012
Bilal Diab on his 77-day hunger strike in protest of administrative detention in Israeli prison.

Palestine’s own Liberation Day is coming

Roqayah Chamseddine
Ft. Worth
23 July 2012
Despite Israel’s ruthless violations of their basic human rights and the theft of their land, Palestinians continue to remain steadfast in their uncompromising struggle against occupation.

The Month in Pictures: April 2012

2 May 2012
A monthly roundup of photographs documenting Palestine, Palestinian life, politics and culture, and international solidarity with Palestine.

Interview: "counterrevolution" threatens mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners

Asa Winstanley
17 April 2012
The Palestinian Authority announced that Palestinian Prisoners’ Day would mark the start of a massive new wave of hunger strikes. But factionalism threatens the success of this movement, says Addameer’s Mourad Jadallah in an interview with The Electronic Intifada.

The world must heed Khader Adnan's call to respect rights of Palestinian political prisoners

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.
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