Solidarity with these brave and steadfast Palestinian hunger strikers!

To protest their collective punishment after last week’s escapes, 1,380 prisoners (1/4 of the entire Palestinian prisoner population!) have chosen a time-honored form of struggle: the hunger strike.

This past week, in an attempt to deflect the blows to its illusion of invincibility and stop the momentum of Palestinian resistance, the Israeli prison service has intentionally made the lives of Palestinian prisoners miserable.
Israeli prisons have raided Palestinians' cells, physically abused them, denied them basic necessities, closed canteens and laundry rooms, moved prisoners to solitary confinement, cancelled all family visits and phone calls, and more.
Both this collective punishment — and the incarceration of Palestinians in Israeli prisons in the first place — are war crimes under international law. The Israeli prison system is a farce — nothing more than a tool of apartheid, occupation, and colonialism.
Remember that Palestinian prisoners are tried in Israeli military courts that have a conviction rate of over 99%, that 2,000+ prisoners haven’t even been convicted of a crime, and that 500 are being held without trial or charges at all.
Palestinian hunger strikes have a long legacy of success, most recently with the release of Ghadanfar Abu Atwan this July. International solidarity increases the pressure on the Israeli prison service, so spread the world and publicly support the hunger strikers!


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