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Al-Awda Action Alert
For Immediate Release
June 12, 2014
DAY 48 URGENT ACTION: FREE All Palestinian Hunger Strikers Now!
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To Return Coalition and The Global Campaign for Palestinian Political Prisoners call on all people of conscience to take immediate action to help save the lives of all Palestinian political prisoners currently on hunger strike!
These Palestinian mass hunger strikers have been detained by Israeli authorities without any charge whatsoever and there are reports that some are already in critical condition with vision impairment, vomiting blood and lapsing in and out of consciousness.
The Israeli occupation authorities and courts continue to detain Palestinians under the “Emergency Law of 1945”, which was in force during the British Mandate of Palestine. This “law”, which violates international law, allows the Zionist authorities to detain Palestinians without trial or providing reason, and to repeatedly extend the term of detention. The Israeli authorities have also ratified the Unlawful Combatant Law of 2000, which allows the occupation state to detain Palestinians without charge or disclosure of the term of detention. There are currently approximately 200 Palestinian administrative detainees. The current mass hunger strikers are protesting prison conditions and administrative detention.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Please join the voices and support around the world to save the hunger strikers and demand their immediate release from prison!
Write to President Obama and voice your concern and demand that the US administration intervene to demand the immediate release of all the current hunger strikers, and all the administrative detainees and Palestinian political prisoners including children. You can use the online form at:
Also please Call US Secretary of State John Kerry at 1-202-647-4000 or Office of Near East Affairs at 1-202-647-7209. Demand that the Secretary intervene for the immediate release of all the hunger strikers, all Palestinian administrative detainees and political prisoners including the children.
Organize rallies at Israeli embassies and consulates, and elsewhere. Help spread awareness through social media, and forward to all your contacts after you take action!
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
2720 Loker Avenue West, Suite J
Carlsbad CA 92010
Global Campaign for Palestinian Political Prisoners