Naples Local Council Grants Palestinian Hunger Striker Honorable Citizenship

Bilal Kayed began his own hunger strike on June 13. (Photo: File)

The city of Naples in Italy has voted to grant Palestinian hunger striker, Bilal Kayed, who has been on a hunger strike in Israel prisons, an honorable citizenship. Kayed began his strike due to being being placed under Israeli administrative detention after serving a 14-and-a-half-year prison sentence.

Mario Kopito, a member of the city’s council, proposed the resolution to grant Kayed citizenship, and was met with no objections.

The city’s council said in a statement, “The council decided to grant Palestinian hunger striker Bilal Kayed an honorable citizenship. Kayed he been held in Israeli jails since 2002 and was placed under an administrative detention order without charge or trial as requested by the Israeli military.”

The statement said that Kayed has been on a hunger strike for 53 days with his hands and legs tied to his hospital bed at all times.

(PC, Palestine Now)

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