What is left for the Palestinians?

What is left for the Palestinians?

Ramallah : Palestine | May 09, 2012 at 5:47 PM PDT
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Palestinian prisoner held by Israel ends hunger strike

During the British colonization of their land after World War I to the Nakba in 1948 when they lost their home land to Zionists, Palestinians struggled on many fronts and in different shapes and capacities to gain back their stolen home including public strikes, demonstrations, gorilla wars and other shapes of resistance to the occupation. The Israeli occupation forces responded in escalating violence and atrocities denying any right of resistance to the Palestinians. Many supporters to the Palestinian cause together with observers advised the Palestinians that they'd win their cause if they follow non-violence type of resistance and followed the example of Gandhi's India and Mandela's South Africa.

In spite of the unprecedented capabilities of the media and internet, the international media is completely turning a blind eye to the hunger strike being implemented by hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli jails demanding resumption of their families to be allowed to visit them and to put an end to the massive solitary confinement in Israeli places of detention, according to reports by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. what could be more peaceful than hunger striking resembling Gandhi and Mandel's schools? Most of these hundreds of hunger strikers have been under administrative detention with no trials or charges by an authority who is occupying their homeland.

Some of these hunger strikers have reached the day 71st., six of them are about to die, with no single move to change the situation by the United Nations, the "International Community" or any of the super powers that may influence the Israelis. These powers have been extremely active and emotional during the imprisonment of one Israeli soldier in Gaza that all satellite stations and leaders of the world knew and uttered his name "Gilad Shalit" in many speeches and media coverage, when no single media, including the Arab media mentioned the names of these Palestinian prisoners.

So what kind of message this "International Community" is sending to the Palestinians, and how much of credibility this "International community" still has? What else than "Racism" and "Hypocrisy" can describe such silence and complete indifference and carelessness, and, certainly supporting, to what Israel is committing?

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Israeli border police officers guard during a protest supporting hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Jerusalem
Israeli border police officers guard during a protest supporting hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Jerusalem
imadkayyali is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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