Palestinian prisoners have announced a hunger strike in protest against the Israeli occupation's repressive policies against them.
The strike is expected to begin on the first day of Ramadan, and it is being organized by the Higher Committee for Prisoner Affairs in Palestine, which represents all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
According to a statement released by the committee, if the Israeli authorities do not retract their retaliatory measures, including denying prisoners access to hot water and withdrawing basic rights such as healthcare and education, the hunger strike will proceed. The strike, which will be under the slogan "Freedom or Martyrdom," will involve prisoners from all Palestinian factions. The committee also called on the Palestinian people to organize solidarity protests across the country on Tuesday evening in support of the prisoners.
It also urged international human rights organizations to pressure the Israeli occupation to stop its repressive policies against Palestinian prisoners and to comply with international laws and treaties related to human rights. The decision to strike comes in response to the Israeli occupation's ongoing violations against Palestinian prisoners and its refusal to meet their basic humanitarian demands. The committee stressed that this move will not stop until the demands of the prisoners are met, and they are released from Israeli prisons.
The situation for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails has been a long-standing concern, with reports of mistreatment, torture, and other human rights abuses. The strike is the latest in a series of protests and demonstrations by Palestinian prisoners against their treatment in Israeli prisons.
In conclusion, the hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners highlights the ongoing human rights violations against them and the need for the international community to take action to ensure that their basic rights are respected and protected.