- Published on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:56
Mohammad Hamdan, UFree Network chairman, has confirmed that the prisoners' agreement which fulfils their needs uncovers the ugly side of the Israeli occupation.
"The 28 day prisoners' hunger strike is a heroic victory for the Palestinian prisoners against their jailers," he said during a TV interview with Al Quds Satellite channel.
Hamdan said that "it is not necessary for this heroic victory to be final, but it is a significant step in the prisoners' battle to extract their complete demands."
Despite the news blackout practiced by different international mass media, but the issue of the hunger strike found its way to the popular and official international institutions.
Therefore, many official bodies practiced pressure on the Israeli government that pushed it to respond to the prisoners' demands.
And regarding the efforts of the UFree Network, Mr Hamdan said: "UFree Network's efforts in supporting Palestinian prisoners will not stop even if the Israelis fulfilled the whole agreement."
"UFree Network is carrying out a continuous support with the Palestinian prisoners and it will continue to be the one of the organisations to bring the issue of prisoners to the world".
In addition, Mr Hamdan has called on all activists to sign the solidarity petition with the Palestinian prisoners which UFree Network launched during the prisoners' hunger strike.
He also confirmed that the European interaction with the prisoners' issue is "huge and unexpected" and that is the real sense of internationalisation, according to him.
UFree Network pledged to continue its work supporting the Palestinian prisoners and their demands in the Israeli jails. "We will continue our work until the implementation of the international law on the Israeli jailers and the freedom of all prisoners," Mr Hamdan said.
"We feel the great honour to be the most prominent organisation that works in favour of the Palestinian prisoners in the entire world." Mr Hamdan added.
Throughout his speech, Mr Hamadan announced "The International seminar in support of Palestinian political prisoners and detainees" an event which will be taking place in Saturday 19th May in Belfast, Ireland. The seminar will highlight on the Irish hunger strike experience.