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May 4, 2012

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

+972 Magazine | Haggai Matar | May 3, 2012

1,550 Palestinians are on hunger strike. Four of them have been striking for over 60 days and are at risk of death, and one  passed out in court today. Thousands have been demonstrating daily in solidarity, and at least ten demonstrators were arrested outside the Ramle prison this evening – and the Israeli Prison Service is finally about to decide on its response to the prisoners’ struggle.

Supporting prisoners in May Day Gaza demonstration (Anne Paq / Activestills)

Gazans demonstrate in support of prisoners in May Day demonstration (Anne Paq / Activestills)

More than 200 demonstrators called for the release of Palestinian prisoners this evening (Thursday) in a protest outside the Ramle prison compound in central Israel, where many Palestinian political prisoners are held. Among the demonstrators were several mothers of Palestinian prisoners with Israeli citizenship or residency permits, who held pictures of their loved ones now behind bars. At least ten…

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