Protest in support of the 21st day of Hunger strike – Ramallah
Palestinians gather on Arafat Square, in central Ramallah, in support on the 21st day of a hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who are claiming violations of their basic rights.
On April 17, over 1.000 prisoners joined a group of hunger-strikers protesting detention without charge. Today Monday May 7, on its 20th days, around 2.000 are now taking part in the strike protesting for their basic rights: end to solitary confinement and imprisonment without charge, and access to education, media and family visits. And while prisoners in the Karameh (dignity) hunger strike have yet to achieve their goals, after 14 days without food, they have successfully mobilized Palestinian society and pressured Israeli authorities—in ways that are reminiscent of the first Intifada.
Demonstrations happen almost daily in West Bank.