Tonight: “Coalition of Women for Peace” Calls for an Urgent Demonstration in Front of the Home of Security Minister, Ehud Barak, Demanding the Immediate Release of Hana Shalabi, Who’s Life is in Imminent Danger, on Her 35th Day of Hunger Strike

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 | 17:16

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The Demonstration will take place today (21/3), at 19:00, In front of Barak’s home, Akirov Towers, Tel Aviv
Hana Shalabi was released as part of the Shalit Deal, after being held in administrative detention for two years without trial. On the 16th of February, she was arrested again. Once more without an indictment and without being notified what she’s being accused of.
A wave of hunger strikes has begun amidst Palestinian administrative detainees, imprisoned in Israeli prisons, following Hana Shalabi’s steadfast struggle, and former administrative detainee, Khader Adnan’s prolonged hunger strike. As of today, 24 administrative detainees, as Hana Shalabi, are willing to pay the price of ending the occupation and receiving fair legal treatment with their bodies. Hunger strike is a form of non-violent struggle, and almost the only form that is available to the prisoners in their struggle for freedom.
The struggle to free Hana Shalabi is gaining momentum in Europe and in the occupied territories, in the form of demonstrations, protest marches, and direct actions. Last night, activists changed the name of the Place de laRépublique (Republic square) to Place Hana Shalabi.

Maayan Dak, General Coordinator in the “Coalition of Women for Peace”: “Tonight we’ll take a stand in front of Barak’s home, in protest of the use of administrative detention, as a tool for oppression, the disruption of everyday life, terrorization and blackmail. Instead of suppressing non-violent grassroots dissent with violent means, the government of Israel must act to end Israeli control of the occupied territories and the occupation in all its forms.”
There are 309 administrative detainees in Israeli prisons. Tonight we’ll stand in solidarity, in support for their struggle for freedom.

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