PHOTOS: solidarity with Palestinian prisoners

Posted on May 3, 2012

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Since Palestinian Prisoners’ Day on 17 April 2012, at least 2,000 Palestinian prisoners have been on hunger strike, demanding their basic rights: family visits, human treatment, education, and an end to the use of solitary confinement and administrative detention (being held without charges or trial). Two prisoners, Bilal Diab and Thaer Nalahleh, have been on an open ended hunger strike for 66 days, protesting their administrative detention. They are now at immediate risk of death. Yesterday, 2 May, many relatives and supporters in Gaza joined the prisoners in their hunger strike, in solidarity. They are gathered in big tents on Jundi square in Gaza City, filled with posters, beds, and blankets.

These photos show only a few of the pickets, marches and demonstrations that have been organized in Gaza over the past weeks.

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Support the prisoners’ and their families’ struggle and tweet their story to journalists and politicians, using #PalHunger.