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Forum: Hunger strikes, hunger deaths | Stanley Heller in the New Haven Register

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Stanley Heller Administrator of and writer for Promoting Enduring Peace and hosts “The Struggle” TV News, at www.TheStruggle.org. He can be reached at stanley.heller@pepeace.org.
 Jailed Senior Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti appears in a Jerusalem court. Qadoura Fares, an advocate for prisoners’ rights, said that more than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners have launched an open-ended hunger strike to demand better conditions in Israeli prisons. Bernat Armangue — the associated press

Jailed Senior Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti appears in a Jerusalem court. Qadoura Fares, an advocate for prisoners’ rights, said that more than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners have launched an open-ended hunger strike to demand better conditions in Israeli prisons. Bernat Armangue — the associated press

The hunger strike of Local 33 at Yale makes me think about a much larger hunger strike going inside the prisons of Israel. A few weeks ago Omar Barghouti’s Gandhi Peace Award acceptance speech in New Haven was dedicated to these Palestinian political prisoners.

In a sign of the changing times, the New York Times printed a statement by hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouti explaining the reasons for the strike of perhaps fifteen hundred prisoners. Barghouti is in prison convicted in the deaths of five people during a very violent phase of the Palestinian struggle a dozen years ago. He said the strike was a protest against “mass arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners.”

 

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