(Protesters demanded the release of all political prisoners, the reinstatement of those dismissed from jobs and general freedoms in the West Bank. MEMO Photographer: Ibtehal Mansour)
On Monday, 09.01.2012, the Committee for Political Prisoners and the Association of Muslim Youths in the West Bank organized a solidarity sit-in against policies of political detention and job severance by the Ramallah Authority.
Protesters demanded the release of all political prisoners, the reinstatement of those dismissed from jobs and general freedoms in the West Bank. The protests were staged at the Martyr's Rotary in the northern West Bank city of Nablus under the slogan "Freedom for the Al-Junaid Detainees".
In a statement put out by the protesters, they asserted that "the reconciliation meetings that have taken place and the freedom committees that have been formed have not yielded anything on the ground; the file on those dismissed remains open and political prisoners in the al-Junaid prison continue to suffer. Some of these prisoners have remained in the al-Junaid prison for more than four consecutive months for having resisted the occupation, or simply for their political stances." more
RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- The Palestinian female prisoners in the Israeli occupation jails have threatened to go on hunger strike if the Israeli Hasharon prison administration insisted on its decision to move them to the ward of Israeli convicts.
The Palestinian prisoner’s association said in a statement on Sunday that the prison administration was pondering the move, noting that the Israeli convicts were mostly held for murder, robbery, and drug-related crimes.
The Palestinian prisoners told a lawyer for the association that they told the chief of the prison wards that they would go on hunger strike if the move was enforced on them. more