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Date
30/05/2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
The Mailbox
Mailbox Square, 7 Commercial Street
Brimingham


Join us in an all-day solidarity fast with the Palestinian political prisoner’s in Israeli jails currently on hunger strike.

There will also be a Solidarity Vigil for the Hunger Strike taking place outside the Mailbox, where BBC has its regional offices for it’s biased media coverage.

For those already fasting for Ramadan, and all others joining the solidarity fast, please join us and share graphics and messages with the world!

Participate in the #Saltwaterchallenge on Tuesday. Saltwater is the only thing the hunger striking prisoners have survived on since April 17. Make a video of yourself drinking a glass of saltwater and upload it to your social media channels, including the hashtags #saltwaterchallenge and #dignitystrike.

Over 1500 Palestinian hunger strikers are putting their lives at risk to demand an end to a number of illegal practices, including the denial of family visits, appropriate medical care for sick prisoners, and the end of solitary confinement and administrative detention – the imprisonment without charge or trial. There are currently over 6,000 Palestinian prisoners detained by Israel, of which 53 are female and 300 are children – some as young as 12 years old, 7 are elected members of the Palestinian Legislative Council and 536 administrative detainees are held without charge or trial. As documented by numerous human rights organisations, prisoners are systematically subjected to unacceptable and illegal practices. This includes the use of torture during interrogation, solitary confinement, numerous cases of gross medical negligence in cases of acute health issues, alongside the routine denial of visits.

Organised by Birmingham PSC.