World Bulletin / News Desk
Gazans held a demonstration outside the Red Cross bureau in Gaza City for jailed Palestinians who are in hunger strike due to improper health conditions and Israel’s escalated crackdown on prisoners.
Protestors made an appeal to international organizations to mobilize their service for jailed Palestinians. Halid Abu Hilal, the Secretary-General of the Al Ahrar Movement, said “Prisoners are the common problem for Palestinians, they deserve utmost attention.” Adding that serious steps should be taken for release of the jailed Palestinians, he said “Pressure should be applied on Israel so that it can stop rights violations.”
Cemal Fervane, the Chairman of the Solidarity with Jailed Palestinians, told an Anadolu Agency correspondent that there are more than 1,000 Palestinians that have medical problems in Israeli prisons. “Many prisoners are in hunger strike for the improvement in jail conditions,” Fervane noted, and added that it requires a serious pressure over Israel so that it can mobilize for jailed Palestinians. He also stated 30 Palestinians have cancer.
Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s Al-Ramleh Prison started a hunger strike in protest at their health conditions. They also complained for Israel’s escalated crackdown on prisoners.