posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 06:40 AM
«If you refuse to allow me to live with dignity, then I will choose to die with dignity.”
Bilal Kayed has been on hunger strike since 15 June (already 29 days), in protest of his administrative detention without charge or trial.
He was ordered to administrative detention on 13 June after the completion of his 14.5 year sentence in Israeli jails, where he has been imprisoned
since December 2001.
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners have engaged in solidarity hunger strikes and protests in support of his demand for freedom. His case represents a
threat of indefinite imprisonment without charge or trial for all Palestinian prisoners completing lengthy sentences.
In Ashkelon prison, Israeli authorities are holding Bilal in a 1.5 by 2 meter solitary confinement cell, in which there is no window or fan to account
for the sweltering summer heat.
Despite such torturous conditions, last week Bilal doubled down on his commitment to the hunger strike until securing his freedom. Bilal rejected an
offer, from Israeli authorities, to release him and deport him to Jordan for four years, were he to cease “all political involvement.”
Thus Israel violating, again,International norms:
Fourth Geneva Convention
Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or
to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive.
edit on 13/7/2016 by voyger2 because: (no