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May 2017

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Red Cross act for Palestinian Hunger Strikers

ICRC, Moorgate, London. Fri 26 May 2017


 Palestininain prisoners in Israeli jails are on hunger strike because Israel is refusing their rights under the Geneva

 conventions over twice-monthly family visits and other issues - and the International Committee of the Red Cross

 the ICRC, is failing to stand up for these rights. Israel give as their reasons 'budget restrictions' but have refused

 Palestinian offers to pay the costs involved. As the hunger strike reaches its 40th day, Israel have destroyed the

 personal belongings of some hunger strikers and have moved over 100 who are critically ill to a camp in the

 Negev desert and set up military field hospitals to force feed them - which the World Medical Association say is

 'tantamount to torture'. The protesters draw the outline of one of the underground cells in which Palestinian children

 are held for many days in solitary confinement - and add a soft toy. A number of those passing read the display and

 signed the petition, though there were relatively few as the British Red Cross building is in a back street next to Moorgate.

 

 'ICRC Uphold Geneva Conventions - End Complicity with Israeli Occupation'

 

 

 Large Palestinian flags call on people to Boycott Israel and for Free Palestine

 

 

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