An increasing number of Palestinian hunger strikers is facing serious health risks. Action is needed.
Rights and Accountability
International solidarity with the Palestinian political prisoners who are on an open-ended hunger strike is growing. The hunger strikers will receive support from solidarity activists in England and Scotland. Demonstrations are scheduled for Friday 27 April and Saturday 28 April.
The Palestinian human rights and prisoner advocacy group Addameer announced today that the mass, open-ended hunger strike in Israeli prisons which began on 17 April, Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, has grown to an estimated 2,000 participants. Addameer renews its calls for support of the hunger striking prisoners.
The Palestinian Natsheh family was evicted from their home in Beit Hanina. It is the first eviction in the Palestinian neighborhood in the north of occupied East Jerusalem. The land will be used to build 50 apartments for settlers.
In an unusual move, an Israeli military judge ordered the release of Palestinian videographer, Bilal Tamimi, after a video presented in court proved he was attacked by an Israeli occupation soldiers in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.
The Rammoun killing was a part of a training exercise for the Israeli military’s elite Duvdevan division, known for disguising as Palestinian and conducting undercover operations in the West Bank.
Nancy Murray, education director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, explains why she believes a “Muslim exception” is being carved out of the First Amendment, how a juror came to Tarek Mehanna’s sentencing hearing last week to ask the judge for mercy, and why Mehanna’s case has wide-reaching implications.
Palestinian prisoners launch a mass hunger strike on Palestinian Prisoners’ Day - the day of the expected release of former hunger striker Khader Adnan. Amnesty International joins the events with a global Twitter campaign.
On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, 17 April, events will take place around the world in support of Palestinian political prisoners.
A new report by Maan Development Center exposes the sharp contrast in living conditions between Palestinians and illegal settlers in the occupied Jordan Valley. Israeli policies facilitate the extravagant lifestyle of Jewish settlers at the expense of the basic rights of Palestinians.