1000 Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Israel’s Prisons
On this Prisoners' Day, over 1000 Palestinian prisoners have begun a hunger strike in Israeli prisons. It is important to note that since the Nakba ("catastrophe") of 1948 with the creation of the State of Israel and the further occupation of the West Bank and Gaza in 1967, approximately a million Palestinians have been detained by the Israeli military.
Noted Palestinian activist and prisoner, Marwan Barghouti, has been imprisoned for the last 15 years. He writes in a New York Times op-ed, "Why We are on Hunger Strike in Israel's Prisons." (just right-click on the picture below, then click on "Open Link").
In solidarity, Michael