Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

[Dublin] Vigil in solidarity with Palestinian Hunger Strikers

IPSC Vigil at the Spire, O’Connell St, Dublin – Thursday 20th December at 5.30pm, in support of Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike and in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners.

In response to the call from Addameer (Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association) for Global Solidarity for Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, are asking you to support the IPSC Vigil at the Spire, tomorrow, Thursday, 20th December at 5.30pm

The five hunger strikers, are all protesting their administrative detention orders.

Ayman Sharawna age 36 (171 days – with vitamins and supplements): Addameer lawyers visited hunger striker Ayman Sharawna in Ramleh Prison Hosptial on 18 December 2012. Ayman’s health is in grave danger, as he is suffering from severe pain in the kidneys, liver and legs, and has lost his vision. Ayman is refusing to be transferred to another hospital due to his Israel Prison Service’s intention to shackle him during transportation and treatment. Ayman is protesting his arbitrary re-arrest after his release in the prisoner exchange of 11 October 2011. The prosecution is attempting to renew his previous sentence despite their lack of charges.

Samer Issawi  age 33 (140 days – intermittently): Addameer lawyers last visited Samer Issawi on 12 December 2012, and reported that he is suffering pain in all of his muscles, has very low blood pressure and is losing his eye sight. He is now being regularly tested with a heart monitor and being administered with B12 injections to protect his nerves. Samer is also protesting his arbitrary re-arrest after his release in the Gilad Shalit exchange of 11 October 2011.

Yousef Yassin  age 29 (22 days): Jafar Azzidine  age 41 (22 days): Tarek Qa’adan  age 40 (22 days),  were arrested on 22 November 2012, following the cease fire during the attacks on the Gaza Strip.

IPSC condemns the continued practice of administrative detention against Palestinians. We also call on the international community to pressure their governments and Israel to end this arbitrary practice and to comply with international humanitarian and human rights law.

We also call for an immediate end to the targeting of Palestinian Human Rights Defenders in the West Bank and for the release of Ayman Nasser, Palestinian Human Rights Defender, detained on 15 October 2012 and charged for supporting Palestinian prisoners and detainees and calling for their freedom.

On December 11, 2012, at 3 a.m. the offices of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees and the Palestinian NGO Network were ransacked by Israeli military forces, who broke down doors, seized computers, and destroyed office materials.


*Write to the Israeli government, military and legal authorities and demand that the hunger striking prisoners be released immediately.

  • Brigadier General Danny Efroni
    Military Judge Advocate General
    6 David Elazar Street
    Harkiya, Tel Aviv
    Fax: +972 3 608 0366; +972 3 569 4526
  • Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon
    OC Central Command Nehemia Base, Central Command
    Neveh Yaacov, Jerusalam
    Fax: +972 2 530 5741
  • Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Ehud Barak
    Ministry of Defense
    37 Kaplan Street, Hakirya
    Tel Aviv 61909, Israel
    Fax: +972 3 691 6940 / 696 2757
  • Col. Eli Bar On
    Legal Advisor of Judea and Samaria PO Box 5
    Beth El 90631
    Fax: +972 2 9977326

*Write to your own elected representatives urging them to pressure Israel to release the hunger strikers.


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