- Published on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 09:57
On Monday a surge of protests throughout the West Bank and Gaza, coincided with both Palestine Prisoners Day and the release of hunger striker and administrative detainee Khader Adnan.
In the morning, hundreds of people joined in solidarity in Arafat Square, Ramallah, holding pictures of detained prisoners being held without charge or trial by the Israeli Prison Service, alongside a small demonstration in Bethlehem's Manger Square and thousands of people throughout Gaza.
In the afternoon, around 150 people joined in solidarity to protest outside Ofer Prison in Ramallah, where the Israeli Occupying Force targeted the media, aiming skunk water directly at a member of Sky Press , whilst also firing rubber bullets and tear gas.
Addameer Lawyers Association issued a statement in support of Palestine Prisoners Day, stating
'Today, on Palestinian Prisoners' Day, we the undersigned Palestinian civil society and human rights organisations salute all Palestinian political prisoners, especially those engaging in brave civil disobedience through ongoing hunger strikes in protest to the ongoing violations of human rights and international law. '
Furthermore they held to account G4S, the British- Danish security company and the worlds largest international security corporation, who signed a contract with Israel in 2004 to provide security systems to major Israeli prisons, who continue to maintain and profit from the Israeli Prison Authority,´for its complicity with Israeli violations of international law.´
Addameer Lawyers Association called upon all people to continue to apply pressure through Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions.