Take Action: Urgent Call to Save Palestinian Hunger Strikers

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03 September 2019

Currently there are eight administrative detainees on hunger strike against administrative detention, longest of them is Huthaifa Halabiya, on day 65 of his hunger strike. There are also Ahmad Ghannam on his 53 day of the strike, Sultan Khluf 48 days, Ismael Ali 45 days, Tariq Qadan 35, Nasser al'Jadaa' 28 days, Thaer Hamdan 23 days and Fadi al-Hroub 22 days. All of these prisoners are in solitary confiment, some are still in prison cells and some were transferred to al-Ramleh prison clinic. 

Huthaifa Halabiya was transferred to a civil hospital yesterday, 2 September 2019. Addameer's lawyer visits Huthaifa and other hunger strikers regularly, they are all suffering a serious deterioration in their health. Currently, Huthafia cannot see or hear well and also cannot move his body anymore. In addition to this, he stopped drinking water three days ago on 1 September 2019. There is a serious danger on his life and the lives of the other hunger strikers. 

Addameer emphasizes that the policy of administrative detention is used against Palestinians as a form of repression and collective punishment that violates all international norms and amounts to torture. And so, as the strike continues, Addameer Prisoner Support urges supporters of justice around the world to take action to support the Palestinian prisoners whose bodies and lives are on the line for freedom and dignity.

The issue of Palestinian prisoners and detainees held in Israeli prisons and detention centers transcends one of individual human rights; it is also one of collective rights of an entire people – the Palestinian people, who continue to be deprived of the right to self-determination and sovereignty – basic fundamentals of international law. All Palestinian political prisoners – regardless of their alleged political affiliations or charges – are entitled to fair trial guarantees under international humanitarian law and international human rights laws. Palestinian political prisoners and detainees are systematically subjected to torture and ill-treatment with continued impunity – highlighting the need for more solidarity actions from people around the globe to call for immediate release of all Palestinian political prisoners, long-denied their basic rights.

Addameer Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association urges all people to organize events in solidarity with the struggle of hunger-striking prisoners and detainees.  Stand in solidarity with Palestinian hunger-strikers, raise awareness about them, help us pressure the Israeli occupation authorities to respect the prisoner’s basic rights.

TAKE ACTION: 

  1. Join Addameer social media campaign aims at raising awareness: hold a sign saying #Hunger_Strike_for_Dignity, #PalHunger, #Free_Palestinian_Political_Prisoners, or #StopAD (administrative detention campaign), #NotATarget (Human Rights Defenders campaign), and share either a picture of you holding a sign or just the hashtag along with a picture of a prisoner or a detainee on social media (twitter and facebook) to raise awareness.
  2. Organize a protest, demonstration, speaking event or banner drop in your citycommunity or campus calling for the immediate release of all Palestinian political prisoners and to show solidarity with the hunger striking prisoners and detainees.  
  3. Contact decision makers directly. Listed below are the contact details for the relevant decision makers. Please, take a minute out of your day, and reach out directly to them to urge them to respective the rights and release all political prisoners arbitrarily detained in their prisons.
  4. Contact your own representatives. No matter what country you are from, if you have access to your representatives, please contact them directly about the issue. Pressure is built by pressing on those who will listen, and having them pass the message up the chain of decisions makers. The only way to do so is to have a sufficient amount of people reach out and express a desire that your government act on the issue.
  5. Join BDS Campaign: Organize an action at HP office in your city to highlight the role of corporations involved in – and profiting from – the political imprisonment of Palestinians by the Israeli occupation.
  6. Join Addameer’s campaigns and their Call to Action: Addameer has two major campaigns: Stop Administrative Detention campaign and the Human Rights Defenders. You could use any of addameer’s materials prepared for these two campaigns or any other materials on Addameer’s website.
  7. Send an email to [email protected] or to our Facebook page to let us know about any actions you are planning and we can help you in any possible way.

 

 

Attorney General

Avihai Mendelbilt

Ministry of Justice

29 Salah al-Din Street

Jerusalem 91010, Israel  

Fax: +972 2 530 3367

Email: [email protected]

 

Commander of the IOF – West Bank

General Nadav Padan

GOC Central Command

Military Post 01149, Battalion 877

[email protected]

Fax: +972 2 530 5741+972 2 530 5724

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister's Office

Jerusalem
3 Kaplan St. Hakirya

91950

Fax:  +972-2-6496659

Email: [email protected]