Palestinian factions have called for ‘A National Day of Anger’ in support of Palestinian hunger strikers, particularly Bilal Kayed.
The factions called for opposition to Israel’s ongoing colonization in the West Bank, appealing to all Palestinians in and outside Palestine to participate in these events next Thursday. In Palestine, a march will take place to the Israeli checkpoints and detention centers.
The meeting which took place in Ramallah on Monday suggested that protests be organized for next Friday for the protection Islamic and Christian holy sites, supporting hunger strikers, releasing of prisoners from solitary confinement, and ending administrative detention and medical negligence and torture in an attempt to pressure prisoners and their families.
Palestinian factions call for 'confrontations' with Israel in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners.
— Khaled Abu Toameh (@KhaledAbuToameh) August 4, 2016
The factions condemned Israeli measures at Al-Aqsa, most recently, the Israeli crackdown to mark what Israelis call “Temple Destruction Day”. They believe that a religious war could be sparked in the region if Israeli violations against Islamic and Christian holy sites continue.
The factions called for bringing Israel to account for its actions by boycotting it internationally and taking Israeli officials to courts.
The meeting called for expanding solidarity activities with prisoners in front of the Red Cross and the United Nations Headquarters in all Palestinian cities.
— Ma'an News Agency (@MaanNewsAgency) August 13, 2016
The factions refused Israel’s threat against BDS activists and human rights’ workers. They also refused all forms of normalization with Israel, and called on Arab countries to take measures to prevent this from happening, in order to isolate Israel’s extremist government.
They also stressed the importance of holding local elections and respecting its results as stipulated in the document of honor signed by all Palestinian political factions.
(PC, Palestine Now)