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Today is the Electronic Day In support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike
Monday, 26th Nov. 2012
The action aims at supporting Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, particularly those on hunger strike.
The campaign is an urgent move to save the lives of two Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, Ayman Al Sharawna and Samir al Essawi.
Lawyer, Shireen al Essawi, sister of prisoner Samir al Essawi told UFree that the health conditions of both Samir and Ayman is rapidly and critically deteriorating. According to Shireen, Samir stopped drinking water for the past 5 days and he was admitted to the hospital on Sunday evening, 24th Nov. 2012. Meanwhile, Ayman suffers from weakness in his immune system as well as problems in his kidney which partially functions with 20% only. He lost eyesight in his right eye. He also suffers from various problems in his left leg.
The organisation called upon all members of the free world to support Palestinian political prisoners, especially those on hunger strike by signing the companion petition below:
International Petition to save Ayman and Samir
Freedom and Justice for Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails
A number of Palestinian political prisoners continue their open hunger strike in Israeli jails. This includes two Palestinian prisoners, Ayman Al Sharawna and Samir al Essawi whose lives are at risk. Both of the political detainees are on a hunger strike since long time ago in protest of Israeli violation of the Shalit prisoner swap. Ayman and Samir were kidnapped and forcibly transferred to Israeli for no reason.
At this stage, the Israeli Prison Service is exerting tremendous pressure on them to end their hunger strike. It also attempts to bargain their freedoms by opting them between remaining in jail to continue their previous sentences (the sentences were removed as they were released in the Shalit prisoner swap) or leaving for exile.
Since their recent capturing, Israeli Occupation Forces did not convict or investigate them. Ayman Al Sharawna, 38, is a resident of Dora in Herbon city. He began his open hunger strike on the 1st of July 2012. He already suffers from various health complications including weakness in his immune system as well as problems in his kidney which partially functions with 20% only. He lost eyesight in his right eye.
He also suffers from various problems in his left leg. Meanwhile, Samir al Essawi, 33, a resident of Jerusalem started his hunger strike on the 1st of august 2012, since then he suffered from fainting and severe fatigue. He is unable to stand or walk properly in addition to excessive weight loss. Al Essawi was admitted to Asaf Hrovi hospital few times due to many health complications.
Based on the above facts, and the suffering of Palestinian prisoners and the inhuman treatment in Israeli jails; we the undersigned express our full support and solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners and call for the following:
1- An immediate release of Palestinian prisoners who are on a hunger strike as their arrest is illegal as it’s the case with thousands of Palestinian prisoners.
2- We call on Egyptian President, Mohammad Morsi, to personally interfere to release those prisoners as they were released within the Shalit swap which was done by Egyptian mediation, yet Israel broke it.
3- We call upon Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and the International Red cross to promptly and immediately interfere to save the lives Ayman and Samir. We call on them to expose Israeli flagrant violations, torture and inhuman treatment against Palestinian prisoners.
4- We request the United Nations Human Rights Council to put pressure on the Israeli authorities to release both prisoners in addition to sending an International commission to investigate torture practiced against Palestinian prisoners.
5- We ask the European parliament to stand by Human Justice by pressuring Israel to release Ayman and Samir.
6- We call upon the inter-parliamentary union to put a pressure over parliaments in the world so Israeli violations stop immediately
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Be part of Electronic Day In support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike.
Be part of the campaign , take action ! Introduce the world to the fair cause of Palestinian prisoners.
- Capital : Jerusalem.
from East : Jordan / from the north-east : Syria / from North: Lebanon / from West : the Mediterranean Sea (the Palestinian coast on the Mediterranean Sea is 224 km long) /from the south and south-west Egypt .
- NO OCCUPATION OR POLITICS CAN CHANGE THIS !
- my view ( our view as Palestinians ) for Palestine future :
Palestine is under occupation since 1917 , Britain then israel .
we don’t recognize israel as a state but an occupation force which will be gone some day .
Jews are welcomed to stay in a free Palestine as Palestinians as our people lived together in peace before occupation .
After 64 years of israeli occupation , we are still fighting to get our land back and in order to the come back of refugees to their original home in Palestine .
- Abbas ( who was the Palestinian president ‘till 2009 ) and the people ( who are really few ) said ok to israel and to less the 20 % of our land don’t represent the Palestinian nation .
those people believe that this is a one step towards the complete liberation of land from river to sea , but history proves that this is not an effective way.