A history of Palestinian mass hunger strikes

Laith Abu Zeyad, International Advocacy Officer at Addameer in a commentary on how Palestinians have used hunger strikes to make a political point outlines how “Palestinian political prisoners have historically used hunger strikes as a leverage tactic to have their demands for basic human rights met. In the past, the non-violent practice has brought about crucial change in Israeli policies pertaining to its militarized incarceration system.
“Hunger strikes have been used in Palestinian history to peacefully protest for better living conditions inside prison, including isolation and solitary confinement policies, medical negligence, family visitation, as well as policies of administrative detention – detention without charge or trial.”
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