While al-Quds remains under Zionist occupation and 1600 Palestinian prisoners endure 45 days of a hunger strike, Hamas leadership under the influence of Arabian potentates all but abandons the struggle for the liberation of Palestine.
The plight of 1600 Palestinian hunger strikers held illegally in Israeli dungeons has deteriorated so much that it has even moved the lethargic UN human rights body to react.
Thousands of Palestinians in Israeli jails have gone on hunger strike in solidarity with the 120 other prisoners held in “administrative detention” who are on hunger strike since April 24. Palestinians held in administrative detention are not charged with any crime and have never been convicted in a court of law but continue to be illegally held by the zionist regime.
I am a second-generation Palestinian living in exile because I am not allowed to return to Jerusalem where I was born.
The unprecedented hunger strike by nearly 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails not only galvanized the entire Palestinian population but also exposed yet again Zionism’s true nature as an ideology of indescribable cruelty, illegal arrests, and indefinite detention and torture.
Disturbing evidence has emerged of continued abuse and torture of prisoners by sadistic American guards in Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), the American gulag in the illegally occupied Cuban island. To protest mistreatment and continued illegal detention, many prisoners resort to hunger strikes.