Birzeit University expresses solidarity with hunger-strike prisoners

Birzeit University’s community staged a solidarity rally on campus on October 20, 2021, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners, detained by the Israeli occupation, on hunger strike, some of whom are at an imminent risk of death.

Members of the university’s community called for an immediate and unconditional release of all prisoners, especially those on hunger strike. They demanded that the international community support prisoners and secure their basic human rights. 

The demonstrators stressed the importance of social unity and political reconciliation for the sake of all Palestinian prisoners who are constantly harassed, mistreated, oppressed and denied their basic rights inside Israeli prisons and detention centers. 

Palestinian prisoners have gone on an open-ended hunger strike in refusal of the severe punitive measure imposed on them following the escape of six Palestinians from Gilboa prison in early September.