On Tuesday 17th April, activists from Tayside for Justice in Palestine marked Palestinian Prisoners’ Day by having a protest in Dundee city centre.
Hundreds of leaflets were handed out highlighting the way Israel uses indiscriminate detention as a weapon of mass punishment against the Palestinian people for resisting the illegal Israeli occupation.
As part of the protest, a display was put up and was intended to remain in place for the two hours that we were leafleting. However, local council officials removed it, despite our opposition, claiming that it was ‘flyposting’. This is another example of the shutting down of our public spaces and the limiting of our democracy.
More than 1,200 Palestinian inmates held in Israeli jails have begun a hunger strike to protest against unfair prison conditions and another 2,300 Palestinian detainees are refusing food for the day. They are protesting against so-called “administrative detentions”, which allow suspects to be held indefinitely without charge or trial
More information about the campaign against Israel’s detention of Palestinians is available at the website of Addameer, the prisoner support and human rights association.