Damascus, SANA – A sit-in was staged in front of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office in Damascus on Tuesday to express solidarity with the Syrian and Palestinian detainees who declared an open hunger strike in Israeli jails.
The event was organized by the Syrian Arab Popular Committee for Supporting the Palestinian People and Resisting the Zionist Project and with the participation of a delegation from the Tunisian National Committee for Supporting Arab Resistance and Fighting Normalization and Zionism.
During the stand, a statement was delivered in the name of the organizers in which they affirmed that the hunger strike of the detainees in the prisons of the Israeli occupation authorities is a form of resistance, expressing their support to Syria in its war against terrorism.
They called on the Arab people and the forces seeking freedom and progress in the world to take effective action and launch a wide campaign in solidarity and support of those captives and to respond to the appeal of the captive movement to strike by declaring a week of great anger at the Zionist enemy for its arbitrary and racist measures.
Palestinian Popular Committee for Defending Syria and the Resistance said that this event aims at supporting the hunger striker captives in order to achieve their just demands, calling on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations and all human rights committees to intervene to alleviate the suffering of the detainees.
Following the sit-in, a memorandum was delivered to the head of the mission of the ICRC in Syria Marian Gasser, in which the participants condemned the racist measures practiced at the Israeli prisons.
On April 17th, thousands of Palestinian detainees have declared an open hunger strike in Israeli jails to protest against the dire conditions they face as a result of the racist practices committed by the Israeli occupation authorities against them and rejection of their legitimate demands, while the Syrian captives, led by Sedqi al-Maqt, joined the strike.
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