Deported Jerusalem MPs Join Sit-in in Solidarity with Hunger Striker

Bilal Kayed had suspended his hunger strike after 71 days. (Photo: via Addameer)

Deported Palestinian Jerusalem MPs, Mohammed Toutah and Ahmed Attoun, and Ramallah MP, Ahmed Daraghmeh, have taken part in a sit-in in Ramallah in solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers, especially Bilal Kayed, who has been on hunger strike for 62 days.

MP Attoun called for “Supporting prisoners on hunger strike by taking a political position that calls for their release. Sit-ins here and there alone will not liberate prisoners and we should do whatever we could to release them and support them in ‘the battle of dignity’ against the Israeli Prison Service.”

Attoun, along with Mohammed Toutah, was deported by Israeli forces to Ramallah from the Headquarters of the ICRC in Jerusalem. Attoun is a Hamas member of the PLC and was given the option by Israel of maintaining his Jerusalem ID in exchange for his resignation, which he refused.

Various political figures and representatives of the civil society along with internationals took part in the sit-in.

(PC, Palestine Now)

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