West Bank ex-detainees’ hunger strike enters its 16th day

Hunger strike ex-detainees

Palestinian ex-detainees, whose salaries were recently halted by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA), continue on Sunday their hunger strike for the 16th day in the sit-in tent erected in al-Sa’a square in Ramallah.

According to the PIC reporter, the sit-in tent frequently witnesses solidarity visits by activists and local and human rights organizations, the latest of which was by al-Dameer Association for Human Rights.

In a related context, Hand in Hand Association during an official visit to the sit-in tent called on the PA to keep ex-prisoners away from political disputes and to backtrack on its decision to cut their salaries.

Two months ago, the PA decided to suspend the salaries of 277 Palestinian prisoners and ex-prisoners in response to Israeli and US pressures. This move led some ex-detainees and their families to stage a sit-in and start a hunger strike later in protest at the decision.

(Source / 13.08.2017)


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