As Palestinian detainees entered their 46th day on hunger strike, protesting their internment without charge or trial, members of SFP Hebron continued to support the strikers and their families by staging a sit-in at the protest tent in Hebron.
Activists held up photos of the hunger strikers, particularly Ayman Atabich who has been on hunger strike for 100 days, and George Ibrahim Abdullah who recently launched a solidarity hunger strike from his French prison cell. Activists also showed their solidarity with Shireen Issawi, the lawyer and sister of the longest hunger striker Samer Issawi, who has been held by Apartheid Israel since 6 March 2014.
Activists saluted the strength of the prisoners and vowed to carry on with their solidarity and awareness raising activities. Hebron has arranged various activities to support the strikers, since the strike began on 24 April. Protest tents have been erected across the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem in support of prisoners, detainees and their families.
SFP cautiously welcomes the recent statement by the Dutch/ British firm G4S that they will discontinue their work for Apartheid Israel, supplying much of the infrastructure and security, including illegal transfers of Palestinian prisoners. However, SFP encourages activists around the world to maintain pressure on G4S and other firms complicit in war crimes against Palestinian political prisoners until their involvement ceases entirely. To find out more about the Stop G4S campaign please click here.