vegassports-odds.com
vegassports-odds.com May 26, 2017


Dignity and freedom: Palestinian organizations and figures on the collective hunger strike

21 April 2017, 02:37 | Taylor George

This year, senior Fatah MP Marwan Al-Barghouti - who is serving multiple life sentences in Israel - called for a mass hunger strike on 17 April in protest at the conditions of around 7,000 Palestinian prisoners inside 22 Israeli prisons. Some 500 are held under administrative detention, which allows for imprisonment without charges or trial.

A lot of them are jailed for participating in the struggle against the Israeli control over the West Bank and Gaza, lands that Israel seized in the 1967 Middle East War and where the Palestinians wish to establish their future state.

The media committee said the strikers aim at restoring many of their rights that were taken away by the occupation prisons administration, which they had achieved through many past strikes.

Librati said that some 1,100 detainees in several prisons had announced they were going on hunger strike.

Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan said he believes the strike is politically motivated and that the prisoners have no legitimate complaints.

Israeli authorities have ruled out negotiating with the striking Palestinian prisoners.

Barghouti's op-ed, timed with the announcement of a Palestinian prisoner hunger strike, accused Israel of "judicial apartheid" and the abuse of Palestinians behind bars.

"We will not surrender to it", he wrote.

Rouhani: Iran does not need 'permission to build missiles'
President Donald Trump has criticized the nuclear deal and said during his election campaign he would stop Iran's missile program. He urged the Iranians, particularly, the youngsters, to actively participate in the upcoming presidential elections.

Russian Federation vetoes United Nations statement on North Korea's missile tests
North Korea will continue to test missiles on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis, Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol said. Soon after Trump took office, he pulled the US out of the TPP - which needed all the signatory nations to ratify the deal.

Fearful amid attacks, visa changes, aspirational Indians rethink American dream
After touring an icon of Wisconsin manufacturing, Snap-on Tools, the president signed an executive order to review the H1-B visas.

He said Israel has established field hospitals outside the prisons to respond to any immediate medical needs.

The open-ended strike has been launched to mark Palestinian Prisoners Day amid calls by detainees for the resumption of prison visits, better medical care and better treatment of female prisoners.

An essay by Barghouti was smuggled out of his Israeli prison and printed as an op-ed in The New York Times.

More than 300 Palestinians have been in prison since before Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization signed the Oslo accords in 1993.

Erdan vowed that Israeli authorities would not negotiate with the prisoners and said Barghouti had been moved to another prison and placed in solitary confinement.

Top Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi called on the global community to bring an end to the "inhumane" treatment of Palestinian prisoners.

The newspaper was slammed by Israeli leaders and U.S. Jewish groups for its failure to mention Barghouti's terrorist activities and conviction for murder. Over the years, polls have indicated that Barghouti is the most popular choice among Palestinians to succeed current PA head Mahmoud Abbas.

Strikers have also said they want access to more television channels and compassionate release for disabled prisoners or those sufferings from chronic illnesses.



Other News

Trending Now

Game of Thrones first season 7 photos
But on Thursday, the network released a series of photos that should help tide fans over for at least a little while longer. There is also a picture of Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage, as he continues his role of Hand of the Queen.

FCC votes to allow some broadcasters to buy more TV stations
The move, not wholly unanticipated by broadcasters, could potentially kick off a wave of broadcast TV consolidation. The rule deregulates pricing in a majority of counties and more than 90 percent of buildings using the services.

Pagegroup PLC (MPI) Upgraded to Buy at Kepler Capital Markets
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Research Frontiers, Inc. (REFR) formed wedge down with $1.27 target or 9.00% below today's $1.40 share price.

Opinion Polls Tighten Ahead Of French Presidential Election
Le Pen's deputy Florian Philippot fired back: "You'll see, we'll soon be sticking your oligarchic rag in the cupboard". The big surprise here would be Le Pen's failure to make it to the run-off, confounding years of opinion polls.