Date(s) - 27 May 2017
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The “Freedom and Dignity Strike” by some 1300 Palestinian political prisoners has entered its sixth week. According to some reports, all the striking prisoners have been moved to prisons with adjacent field hospitals, reflecting their deteriorating health. Solidarity demonstrations have taken place throughout Palestine and around the world.
Today (Monday 22nd) is also the day Trump arrives in Israel for his visit with the regime. All the factions in Palestine have called for a ‘Day of Rage’
This hunger strike is a hugely significant development within the Palestinian resistance movement, and it deserves our strong support.
Our plan is to demonstrate our solidarity with the hunger strikers next Saturday May 27th. We’ll have a “solidarity tent” in the Old Steine Gardens (bottom of St James’s Street, opposite the War Memorial) from 11am till 4pm, and will use the space to illustrate the importance of the hunger strike through street theatre etc.
We need a really strong turnout on Saturday. Please join us for as much or as little of this as you can.
Other ways you can support the hunger strikers
Email the UK Foreign Office today about Israel’s illegal detention policies. You can easily do this by going to the War on Want website and using their online email facility.
Petition the International Committee of the Red Cross to issue a public statement of support for the hunger strikers. There is an online petition on Change.org.
Sign the pledge to boycott Hewlett-Packard (HP). Palestinians have called on the international community to boycott HP – a company deeply complicit in Israel’s brutal system of incarceration and abuse of Palestinian political prisoners. You can sign the pledge online here.