Barghouti’s Health deteriorates on 8th Day of Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike

Marwan Barghouti

Imprisoned Palestinian parliamentarian and Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who has been leading a large-scale hunger strike in Zionist prisons, suffered from a serious deterioration of his health on Monday after forgoing food for eight days.

Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs chairman Issa Qaraqe said that Barghouti was suffering from a severe drop in blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

More than 1,500 Palestinians imprisoned by the Zionist occupation authorities are participating in the hunger strike led by Barghouti since April 17 to protest the torture, ill treatment, and medical neglect of prisoners at the hands of Israeli authorities, as well as the Israeli widespread use of administrative detention — internment without trial or charges — which is only permitted under international law in extremely limited circumstances.

Source: Ma’an News Agency

تدهور صحة قائد إضراب «الحرية والكرامة» بسجون الاحتلال 
البرغوثي لبرلمانيّي العالم:
أدعوكم لوقفة عزّ ولنا موعد قريب مع الحرية

أبريل 25, 2017

وجّه عضو اللجنة المركزية لحركة «فتح» قائد إضراب «الحرية والكرامة» في سجون الاحتلال «الإسرائيلي»، مروان البرغوثي، رسالة إلى البرلمانيين في مختلف أنحاء العالم ولأعضاء الجمعية البرلمانية لمجلس أوروبا، حول إضراب الأسرى المفتوح عن الطعام.

وقال البرغوثي في رسالته: «إذا كنتم تقرأون هذه الرسالة الآن، فهذا يعني أنّ الاحتلال الإسرائيلي قد اختار الاستمرار في سياساته القمعية والعقوبات الجماعية ضدّ الأسرى الفلسطينيين والتحريض ضدّهم بدلاً من تلبية مطالبهم الشرعية، واستلامكم هذه الرسالة يعني أيضاً أنني قد وضعت في العزل الانفرادي مرة أخرى مع زملائي الآخرين المضربين عن الطعام، ولكننا لن نصمت ولن نستسلم ولن تنكسر إرادتنا».

وأوضح البرغوثي: «انّ إضراب الأسرى عن الطعام هو وسيلة شرعية وسلمية لمواجهة انتهاك حقوق الأسرى التي يكفلها القانون الدولي، وبما أنّ الأسرى الفلسطينيين يقبعون تحت ظلم الاحتلال، فإنّ لهم الحق في الحماية بموجب القانون الدولي الإنساني».

وأضاف: «إنني أثمّن تضامنكم مع زملائكم النواب الفلسطينيين الأسرى، كما أثمّن دعم البرلمانات في مختلف أرجاء العالم لحقوق الشعب الفلسطيني، بما في ذلك حقه في تقرير مصيره، وإنهاء الاحتلال الغاشم، وتحقيق السلام العادل والشامل وفقاً لقرارات الشرعية الدولية، ولكنّ إسرائيل تستمرّ في اعتقال النواب الفلسطينيين حيث كنت أول نائب فلسطيني يتمّ اعتقاله وذلك في العام 2002، ومنذ ذلك الحين، اعتقلت إسرائيل 70 نائباً، أيّ أكثر من نصف أعضاء المجلس التشريعي الفلسطيني، ولا يزال 13 منهم يقبعون في سجون الاحتلال، مما يُعتبر إهانة لكلّ البرلمانيين وللديمقراطية ولحقوق الإنسان، كما تعتبر إهانة للحرية والعدالة، ويجب الردّ عليها».

ولفت البرغوثي، في رسالته، إلى أنّ الأسرى أطلقوا اسم «الحرية والكرامة» عنواناً لهذا الإضراب «لأنّ الحرية والكرامة تخفق في قلب الشعب وتعيش في وجدانه».

ودعا البرغوثي البرلمانيين إلى رفع صوتهم عالياً من أجل جميع من تحاول «إسرائيل» إسكاتهم. وقال: «إنني أدعوكم لوقفة عز من أجل من تمّ الزجّ بهم في غياهب الزنازين ليتمّ نسيانهم. أدعوكم لدعم المطالب العادلة لإضراب الأسرى الفلسطينيين وضمان احترام القانون الدولي الذي يحفظ لهم حقوقهم، أدعوكم لدعم حرية وكرامة الشعب الفلسطيني حتى يتم تحقيق السلام». وتابع: «ربما يعتقد البعض أنّ هذه هي النهاية وأننا سوف نهلك هنا في العزل الانفرادي، ولكنني أعلم أنّنا رغم هذا العزل الجائر لسنا وحدنا، أعلم أنّ ملايين الفلسطينيين وغيرهم في مختلف أرجاء العالم يقفون معنا وإلى جانبنا، فأقول لكم جميعاً بأنّ لنا لقاء قريباً، ولنا موعد مع الحرية».

وكانت اللجنة الإعلامية لإضراب الحرية والكرامة ذكرت أمس، أنّ تدهوراً صحياً خطيراً طرأ على الوضع الصحي للأسير القيادي في حركة فتح النائب مروان البرغوثي، والذي يخوض إضراباً عن الطعام برفقة نحو 1500 أسير لليوم الثامن على التوالي.

ولفتت اللجنة المنبثقة عن هيئة شؤون الأسرى والمحرّرين ونادي الأسير إلى أنّ التدهور الصحي على حالة الأسير البرغوثي استدعى طلب مدير معتقل «الجلمة» منه بأخذ علاج فوري، لكنّ الأسير البرغوثي رفض ذلك قطعياً. وذكرت أنه طلب أيضاً من الأسير المضرب ناصر أبو حميد إقناع الأسير البرغوثي بتلقّي العلاج إِلا أنه رفض الانصياع، مصرّحاً بأنه إذا ما فقد الأسير البرغوثي الحياة فإنه «سيموت شهيداً»، وعلى إثر موقفه ذلك قامت إدارة المعتقل بنقل الأسير أبو حميد من «الجلمة» إلى معتقل «إيشل».

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The Jewish Fascination with BBQ

April 23, 2017  /  Gilad Atzmon

By Gilad Atzmon

Yesterday we learned that Israeli right-wing activists threw a free barbecue outside a military prison in the West Bank, where Palestinian inmates are currently taking part in a mass hunger strike. Such a barbarian act is pretty revealing. It points to the Israeli activists’ complete lack of human empathy and compassion.

But this fascination with the political impact of burning meat is not exactly a Jewish right wing domain. Bill Weinberg, a NY Jewish ‘progressive’ activist, has been campaigning together with his miniature prog-tribal cell for the last ten days in a desperate attempt to cancel a literature event featuring Stanley Cohen, Prof. Norton Mezvinsky, Michael Lesher and yours truly at Theatre 80 on April 30. Bill Weinberg mounted immense pressure on Theatre Owner Lorcan Otway, to no avail. Otway, a staunch defender of free speech, declared that he won’t surrender to pressure and that the event would go ahead.

Bill Weinberg decided to picket the event and Eugene Onegin*, an alleged ‘Palestinian supporter’, set the Facebook event for the little demo. On top of the utterly violent language, Onegin and Weinberg have been using, like the right wing settlers, the BBQ as a political vehicle. However, as the picture below reveals, it is me whom Onegin prefers to grill.

Why would a ‘Palestinian Supporter’ set a fellow human being into a blaze, why would he symbolically put an author into flames? Why would he perform the ugliest Zionist symptoms? Probably for the same reason west bank settlers are having a BBQ in proximity to hunger strikers. We are, sadly, dealing with a continuum of severe lack in human empathy.

Maybe this is why the conference at Theatre 80 is so important. It is empathy, I presume, that made Lesher, Cohen and Mezvinsky into dissident voices. Similarly, it was the search for compassion that made me into a goy.

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Trump, Brexit, the Middle East… What Next?

5 pm an extended panel discussion, then a jazz concert from 9 pm

5pm Sunday, 30 April

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Extremist Israelis (JEWISH TERRORISTS) threaten to kill Palestinian hunger striker Al-Qeeq

Israelis on Facebook celebrating the death of Palestinian children

ed note–there is nothing ‘extremist’ about this. These 2 Jews were doing EXACTLY what their Judaism demands, and anyone who says differently is–in the words of the irreplaceable Michael Collins Piper– either a fool or a liar..

Lest we forget–

“When the LORD your God brings you into the land you are to possess and casts out the many peoples living there, you shall then slaughter them all and utterly destroy them…You shall save nothing alive that breathes…You shall make no agreements with them nor show them any mercy. You shall destroy their altars, break down their images, cut down their groves and burn their graven images with fire. For you are a holy people unto the LORD thy God and He has chosen you to be a special people above all others upon the face of the earth…”–Book of Deuteronomy

daysofpalestine.com

An Israeli soldier and settler have broken into hospital room of former hunger striker Mohamed al-Qeeq, threatening to kill him.

Fayhaa Shalash, Al-Qeeq’s wife, said that the two extremist Israelis broke into the room, where Mohamed is lying, and told him: “You must die. You deserve only death.”

Shalash noted that the two Israelis made their threat while the Israeli security officer at the door of her husband’s room was away.

She accused the two “extremist” Israelis of arranging the raid with the officer. The two fled when Al-Qeeq called out for the hospital’s security guard.

The wife blamed the Israeli occupation authorities for any attack on the journalist while he is in an Israeli hospital.

Al-Qeeq was arrested at his home in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 21 November last year. The Israeli occupation authorities pledged not to renew his detention when the original six-month period ends in May.

The Israeli authorities agreed to leave Al-Qeeq in an Israeli hospital for treatment of the damage done to his body by his 94-day hunger strike.

Palestinian Hunger Striker Defeats ’Israeli’ Bars: The Coming Freedom

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A Palestinian journalist in the apartheid entity’s jail without trial, Mohammed al-Qiq, agreed Friday to end his 94-day hunger strike under a deal for his release in May, an NGO announced.

Palestinian Hunger Striker Defeats "Israeli" Bars: The Coming Freedom


“An agreement has been reached under which his administrative detention will end on May 21 and will not be renewed,” the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club said, referring to Qiq’s imprisonment without trial.

“Israeli” authorities did not immediately confirm or deny such an agreement.
The 33-year-old television reporter started his fast on November 25 in protest at the “torture and ill treatment that he was subjected to during interrogation”, according to Addameer, a Palestinian rights organization.

Qiq has occasionally taken minerals and vitamins but mainly ingests only tap water, say doctors who have visited him in hospital in the Occupied Palestinian city of Afula.

The United Nations has expressed concern about his fate and the International Committee of the Red Cross described his condition as critical.

“Israel’s” controversial administrative detention law allows Tel Aviv to hold suspects without trial for periods of six months renewable indefinitely.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

26-02-2016 | 13:44

 

Irish Republican Solidarity with Palestinian Hunger Striker

The Irish, of course, remember their own hunger strike in 1981. Hardly surprising, then, that the fast by Mohammed Al-Qeeq arouses strong feelings in Ireland.

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On July 15, 1981, as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Bernie Sanders spoke out for Irish political prisoners on hunger strike against their treatment by the British government.

“We are deeply disturbed by your government’s unwillingness to stop the abuse, humiliation and degrading treatment of Irish prisoners now on hunger strikes in Northern Ireland,” he wrote to Margaret Thatcher, then prime minister of the United Kingdom.

“We ask you to end your intransigent policy towards the prisoners before the reputation of the English people for fair play and simple decency is further damaged in the eyes of the people of Vermont and the United States.”

Today, as a United States senator and presidential candidate, he should do no less for Mohammed al-Qeeq, a Palestinian journalist and political prisoner who, on February 23, entered the 91st day of a hunger strike protesting his torture and “administrative detention” – imprisonment without charge or trial – by Israel.

Tragically, Sanders’ 1981 appeal fell on deaf ears, and ten Irish hunger strikers died.

But despite his record-breaking fast, al-Qeeq is still – barely – alive. And unlike the UK, Israel’s treatment of Palestinians relies on billions of dollars in economic and military support from the US government, giving Sanders both influence and responsibility.

Israeli Court Refuses to End Detention of Al-Qiq Despite Critical Condition

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Despite the critical condition of Palestinian hunger striker, an Israeli court rejected a petition of Mohammad al-Qiq to be released from the administrative detention.

The Zionist entity’s High Court of Justice said it would not allow the release of al-Qiq, who is in his 84th day of a hunger strike, even as he was close to death’s door.

Palestinian hunger striker Mohammad al-QiqThe court said it had reviewed “classified evidence” showing that he was “unmistakably an active Hamas agent involved in operational terror.”

Rather, it added that “at the end of the day, the petitioner holds the key to his health and well-being in his own hands, he and no other” if he continues to refuse to eat in protest of the administrative detention.

The Palestinian Maan news agency reported Monday that Hanan al-Khatib, a lawyer with the Palestinian Authority Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs, said in a statement that Qiq was suffering sharp pain in his chest and numbness in his face. He is at risk of heart attack, stroke and total systemic failure.

Maan also said that Qiq had begun “shouting loudly, and screaming ‘Let me hear my son’s voice, please God,’” the statement said.

On Tuesday, Qiq refused an offer to be transferred to an eastern al-Quds (Jerusalem) hospital, leaving the issue of his possible freedom hanging in the balance before the High Court of Justice following a heated hearing.Palestinian hunger striker Mohammad al-Qiq

Qiq, 33, had requested through his lawyer that he be transferred to a hospital in Ramallah. He currently is hospitalized in HaEmek Medical Center in Afula.

On Tuesday, Qiq’s attorney told the High Court that the hunger striker rejected the offer to be transferred to al-Makassid, a Palestinian hospital in eastern Jerusalem. Deputy President Elyakim Rubinstein said the High Court would make a decision soon.  The High Court had offered its proposal on Monday. The east Jerusalem hospital agreed to receive Qiq if he authorized the transfer.

“There is no difference between Afula and al-Makassid hospital for al-Qiq,” Ahmad Abu Muhammad of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society in Bethlehem told Ma’an.

“If he decides to go to Jerusalem, they will take him, put two or three soldiers by his bed. It will be exactly the same.”

According to occupation military court decisions obtained by the Jerusalem Post, part of the controversy was that Qiq, a known journalist, was extensively questioned by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) without uncovering sufficient evidence to bring him to trial.

Source: Agencies

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