The Palestinians and the hungrily forgotten. The Palestinians have more or less been forgotten in recent memory. It seems to have been a combination of weak economic stability and domestic unrest within many nations own borders. This has caused many of the worlds concern to turn from the situation of Israel andwith their constant observations, to their own domestic problems at home.
In Europe, the main players in recent years for the Israeli- Palestinian conflict, there is record unemployment in places such as Spain, Greece, and Portugal. In the ranks of the youth and recent college graduates there are very limited opportunities for employment. This has led to protests and further stalling the economy of their respective nation.
This refocus of attention has turned European focus away from the conflict in Israel and Palestine. They have gone forgotten especially Palestinians whom rely very heavily on international media exposing the crimes they experience everyday. There still remain international monitoring NGO's whose sole job it is to monitor the events that take place over the occupied Palestinian territory.
However there is a current piece of legislation that has brought back some attention to the Palestinian's plight. There is an administrative law that allows Israel to retain a prisoner without evidence for up to 70 days. With most nations this would seem excessive, but in a violent area with potential for violence around every corner Israel takes constant measures to secure the safety of their citizens.
The prisoners have in protest started a hunger strike in order to call on Israel to give them a free trail, or to let them go. As of today there have been two prisoners whom refuse to eat. This has caused alarm through the international community . The attention has once again returned to Palestine in order to monitor the proper treatment of these prisoners.
It can sometimes take a very risky act to bring attention to your cries, but the protesters whom have stopped eating hope for a free trial. Maybe this can shed some light onto the oppression that at times Israel brings upon the millions of residents of the Occupied Territory of Palestine. There can only be peace when human rights are monitored and adhere to properly. The international community will look closely for events to follow.