Gazans create a blockade of their own
Posted in

Gazans create a blockade of their own

 

Groups of Palestinian activists demonstrated on Sunday in front of a number of international organizations’ offices in Gaza to protest their silence regarding the Hunger Strike of the Palestinian prisoners.

The activists demonstrated in front of offices of the Red Cross and United Nations and blocked staff from entering for several hours, displayed banners calling for an end to the prisoners’ sufferings and denouncing the international silence.

The activists issued a statement in which they threatened to escalate measures against these organizations if they do not take immediate action to support the prisoners.

The statement called on the international community to pressure Israel to immediately release the two prisoners Bilal Thiab and Thaer Halahleh, who have been on an open-ended hunger strike protesting their administrative detention for 75 days.

Palestinian activists from the West Bank demonstrated earlier this week in front of UN offices and the Red Cross in Ramallah and prevented staff from entering for several hours in solidarity with the striking Palestinian prisoners. 

Around 2000 Palestinian prisoners went on an open-ended hunger strike on April 17 demanding better living conditions, visitation rights, end of isolation policy, and an end to administrative detention amongst others.