REPUBLICANS across the country came onto the streets last wek to mark the 36th anniversary of the death of IRA and H-Block martyr Bobby Sands MP on hunger strike in Long Kesh. In a show of solidarity with the 1,600 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli prisons, they carried the Palestine national flag.
Sinn Féin Councillor Mary McConville, who took part in the protest in Armagh Women’s Prison: “We are standing here highlighting a hunger strike by 1,600 Palestinian prisoners against the horrendous conditions they face in Israeli jails. Many are imprisoned under ‘Administrative Detention’, which is internment. They are denied visits from their families and can’t even see their children.”