Peace for the World

Peace for the World
First democratic leader of Justice the Godfather of the Sri Lankan Tamil Struggle: Honourable Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam

Monday, May 8, 2017

JVP signs petition demanding release of Palestine prisoners in Israel jails



The petition organized by the Embassy of Palestine State in Sri Lanka calling to release Palestinian prisoners held by Israel was signed by the National Organizer of the JVP Parliamentarian Bimal Rathnayaka on behalf of the JVP.
The indefinite hunger strike started by Palestinian prisoners in Israel prisons have continued for 21 days today (7th) and the officials in prisons have attempted to force feed the prisoners.
The petition states imprisoning and force feeding the prisoners is against international law and demands the prisoners to be released immediately.
The hunger strike was announced to coincide with Palestinian prisoners’ day which is marked on Monday. Initially, 700 prisoners initially joined the strike and the number of prisoners going on hunger strike was expected to expand to 2,000.