The Ahrar Center for Detainees Studies and Human Rights has reported that Palestinian political prisoners, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention without charges or trial, have decided to go ahead and start their hunger strike on Thursday, April 24, 2014.Ahrar said the detainees would be holding the “Freedom Revolution Strike 2014” to protest their illegal detention, and that all administrative detainees, of all factions, will be part of the strike.
The detainees issued a statement revealing that contacts have been made to ensure all administrative detainees will start their strike Thursday.
The planned strike was coordinated between various detained political leaders, including detainee Abbas As-Sayyed of Hamas, and Fateh official and legislator, Marwan Barghouthi.
The committee organizing the strike said the move could eventually turn into a comprehensive strike that includes all detainees held by Israel.
The detainees called on local media outlets to support them, and to inform the world of their suffering and ongoing violations carried out against them.
One of the main demands, which was on the list of every previous strike, is an end to the illegitimate and arbitrary Israeli police of Administrative Detention, and to allow the Red Cross and their lawyers to visit them during their strikes.
The detainees said Administrative Detention is illegal, and Israeli must stop completely stop it.
Also among the demands of the detainees, including Administrative Detainees, is a stop to all violations and attacks against them, attacks against the visiting family members, granting the detainees access to education and proper medical attention, and various demands guaranteed by International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.