Saturday, 24 March 2012

Support the Palestinian Hunger Strikers

There was a march and rally in solidarity with the Palestinian Hunger Strikers in Glasgow, today. Deep inside Israeli jails, a young Palestinian women, Hana Al-Shalabi, has entered her sixth week of hunger strike. 

Hana Al-Shalabi along with 300 Palestinians is being held under arbitrary "administrative detention" which allows Israel to hold Palestinians without charge or recourse to a trial. Hana was arrested in February 16th, 2012 and immediately began a hunger strike. Her life is now in danger according to doctors.

Supporters gather outside the BBC in Glasgow, this afternoon.

Hana's struggle for dignity and freedom is being supported across the world. Her sacrifice is not hers alone. It is recognised as a call for action by other Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails. Over 25 prisoners have now joined Hana on hunger strike.Those in solidarity with the Palestinian cause are mobilising to ensure that their efforts do not go on in vain.

Useful links:
Palestinian Hunger Striker at risk of death -

Updated on 1st April 2012:
Hunger Strike ended - 

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