Prisoners Day


Hunger striking prisoners facing sharp repression and continue their demands

Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike are facing sharp repression from the Israeli Prison Administration. As reported by Addameer and others, Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike have reported confiscation of personal items and warm clothes. In response to these attacks, prisoners in Nafha are [...]

Photos: Khader Adnan returns home

Khader Adnan, who engaged in a 66-day hunger strike demanding the end of administrative detention, returned home, to his village of ‘Arraba, outside Jenin last night, April 17, Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. He was warmly welcomed by huge crowds, celebrating the return of this hero of the prisoner [...]

Welcome to Palestine detainees join in solidarity hunger strike

The fifty international participants in the mission Welcome to Palestine announced on Monday they were beginning a hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners day on Tuesday, April 17 and to demand their basic right again to move freely to the occupied West Bank, including to [...]

Massive hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners begins in Israeli jails

Report via Russia Today:  The majority of the 4,699 Palestinians being currently held in Israeli prisons refused their meals on Prisoners’ Day, while 1,200 of them promise to hunger strike indefinitely to protest against unfair conditions. The other 2,300 have refused to eat any food for the whole [...]

BDS Victory: G4S loses its contract with the European Parliament

The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP) is pleased to be able to mark Palestinian Prisoners Day by announcing that the European Union has declined to renew a contract with private security company G4S amidst concerns raised by MEPs and campaign groups about the [...]

Hunger striking prisoners attacked by IOF in Nafha prison

GAZA ( – Confrontations erupted today Tuesday in Nafha jail between the IOF and Palestinian detainees, who refused to end their hunger-strike. The confrontations took place in Nafha jail, when the Palestinian prisoners rejected the Israeli threats and refused to end their hunger-strike [...]

Video: Brussels protest for Palestinian Prisoners’ Day

A large protest was organized in Brussels, Belgium on Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, part of the Global Day of Action for Palestinian Prisoners, April 17, 2012. Participants carried photos of imprisoned Palestinians in Israeli jails, saluting the over 1600 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike inside [...]

PCHR releases new film for Palestinian Prisoners’ Day

Marking the annual Palestinian Prisoners Day of 2012, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights releases the film “Palestinians Behind Bars: Prisoners Without Human Rights” This short documentary addresses the issues of solitary confinement and other measures of inhuman and degrading treatment to [...]

Sydney, April 17: Palestinian Political Prisoners’ Day – a Day of International Action

Tuesday, April 17 6 pm – 8 pm Sydney town Hall Sydney, Australia Facebook event: Students for Justice in Palestine invites you to a rally from 6pm to 8pm onTuesday, April 17, on Palestine Prisoners’ Day. Meet outside Sydney Town Hall. Our lips will [...]

Dublin, April 17: Lunchtime Demo: Palestinian Prisoners Day – End EU Facilitation of Israeli Apartheid

To mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2012, on Tuesday 17th April from 1-2pm the IPSC will be holding a symbolic lunchtime demonstration outside EU House, Molesworth Street (Dublin 2) to highlight the European Union’s ongoing facilitation of Israel’s apartheid policies and war crimes – including the [...]
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