For the fifteenth day in a row, our brave political prisoners continue their
open-ended hunger strike in Israeli prisons, challenging the walls of silence
and international complicity, and refusing indignation and the persistent
violations of their rights.
While today marks the historic UN day of solidarity with South African
political prisoners, the UN, under US hegemony, has turned its back on the
plight of Palestinian political prisoners, including hundreds of child
prisoners, languishing under severe hardships in Israel’s notoriously
inhumane prisons. This put the moral burden on international civil society to
act, by applying effective pressure on Israel to release all Palestinian and
Arab political prisoners and to respect their internationally recognized rights
in the meanwhile.