Toronto Protest for Palestinian Political Prisoners

Saturday, May 13th @ 2pmMay 13th rally
Israeli Consulate, 180 Bloor Street West
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More than 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike on April 17th for their basic human rights.

Join us at the Israeli Consulate to support their demands and to urge the Canadian government to pressure the Israeli government to stop violating prisoners’ rights!

Demands of the strike include:
* End to denials of family visits
* Access to a public pay telephone to communicate with family members
* Appropriate medical care and treatment for sick prisoners
* Right to access higher education at a distance
* End to solitary confinement

* End to administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial.

The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has unleashed a wave of repressive tactics, including the denial of family visits, the denial of legal visits, confiscation of clothing (even toothbrushes and underwear), conducting violent prison raids and reportedly confiscating salt from the prisoners; the viral #SaltWaterChallenge campaign on social media has highlighted the way strikers have consumed only a mixture of salt and water to prolong their survival.

Since 1967, more than 800,000 Palestinians have been detained under Israeli military orders. Human rights organizations such as Amnesty International have called on Israel to end “unlawful and cruel” policies towards Palestinian prisoners.

For more info:
http://samidoun.net/
http://addameer.org/
#PalHunger #FreedomAndDignity

Contact us:
Email palhunger@mail.com.

Endorsements:
Please send organizational endorsements and media inquiries to palhunger@mail.com.