Call for 1-day hunger strike in defense of Palestinian prisoners. Friday 24-11-23

Call to all political prisoners of the world to participate in a one day hunger strike  in defense of Palestinian prisoners the Friday 24-11-23

On the 27th of October, 20 political prisoners from multiple prisons in the Basque Country went on a one-day hunger strike in solidarity with the Palestinian people and against the genocidal aggression by the Zionist occupation, and in absolute support for the right and need of the Palestinian people to resist. We salute these strugglers for their unwavering commitment to the just Palestinian struggle and their internationalist principles.

Our Basque comrades know that Zionism is a western imperialist project and that defeating Zionism is defeating the same imperialist oppression that they fought and sacrificed their freedom for in their own country. They also know that the Palestinian resistance is the resistance of the oppressed peoples in the world, and that the liberation of Palestine is the liberation of all the peoples and  a destructive blow to all imperialist forces worldwide.

Two weeks after their hunger strike, and one month since the beginning of the Zionist aggression, the violence of the occupation with the support of NATO countries and the EU has reached an unprecedented level, with almost 10,000 martyrs in Gaza, who are bombed with an explosive power over the past month that matches the destructive power of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima, with Gaza being three times smaller.

With this genocide taking place under the eyes of the international community, the occupation is pouring its fascist tendencies on the Palestinian prisoners behind the scenes. It is clear, even in the declarations of its officials, that this is an expression of claiming vengeance for their defeat on the 7th of October.

During the past month, the number of Palestinian prisoners has almost doubled, reaching about 10.000, with more than 1000 of them being on administrative detention – which is imprisonment without charge or trial. More than 170 of them are children.

The occupation’s military took over the prison administration with electricity being completely cut off, water available only one hour a day, food portions decreasing to a point where the prisoners have to fast. The personal belongings of the prisoners are getting confiscated like clothes, books, and cooking materials. They are denied access to TV or radio or visits, isolating them completely from the world.

The beatings and tortures became a daily practice, with multiple sections of the prisons being drenched in blood with no cleaning materials provided to remove the stench. During the past month, two Palestinian prisoners were tortured to death raising the number of martyrs in the Palestinian prisoners’ movement to 238. Today, the Palestinian prisoners are subjected to the full blunt of zionist murderous and genocidal tendencies.

Therefore, and following on the footsteps of our comrades in the Basque Country, we call on all political prisoners worldwide to participate on a one day hunger strike on Friday 24.11.2023, and call on all prisoners solidarity organization to support the hunger strikers, spread the word, and join us in defending the Palestinian prisoners movement who are standing strong in the name of all oppressed people of the world while being subjected to the full force of zionist and imperialist fascism.

This action will bring the eyes of all to their unhuman conditions of detention. It will enable all our prisoners to resist together in the same day in a common action. It will show to the world that even in prison, resistance is still possible and necessary.

Defeating zionism is defeating imperialism and fascism

Defending Palestinian resistance is defending all oppressed people of the world

To defend political prisoners is to defend humanity

Long live international solidarity

We ask the lawyers and family members of political prisoners who intend to participate in the hunger strike to reach out to us so we can publish their participation publicly.

We also ask political prisoners solidarity organizations that endorse the call to contact us so their name could be added to the list of endorsers.

Following is the statement published by our comrades in the Basque Country on 27th October 2023:

Palestinian women and men have been suffering the violence caused by the zionist occupation for decades; forced to leave their homes and relocate, their cities and villages destroyed; imprisoned, tortured, raped, murdered….

We have proof of this genocidal policy carried out by this Zionist terrorist state, of the massacres and horrors in Gaza that the whole world has been able to see these days.

For all these reasons, in solidarity with the Palestinian people and declaring the legitimacy of the rights of defense of the oppressed peoples, the Basque political prisoners who signed this letter will carry out a day of fasting next Friday, October 27th.

Palestine forward!

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