Photo memory: Protest for Palestinian hunger strikers-four years ago

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Protest in front of Ramleh prison, on behalf of Palestinian Hunger striking political prisoner

 This was written on the Electronic intifada website

About that hunger strike:

For many Palestinians, the year 2012 will go down in history as the year in which the prisonersstruggle returned to the center of the Palestinian cause. The wheels were set in motion with a mass hunger strike in Fall 2011 and the release of more than 1,000 prisoners as a result of the prisoner swap deal.

However, it was Khader Adnan’s inspiring and record-breaking hunger strike that breathed new life into a long-running campaign against Israel’s practice of administrative detention, the indefinite imprisonment of Palestinians without charge or trial. In Spring 2012, Palestinians witnessed a nearly month-long mass hunger strike undertaken by approximately 2,000 Palestinian prisoners demanding an improvement in detention conditions, access to education and an end to solitary confinement and administrative detention.

Several activists were arrested during the protest and were mistreat on custody.


who is this man in the picture? what did he do? #SamerAlBarq #StopAD

"who is this man in this man in the picture?"

"His name is Samer AlBarq,

he is on a hunger strike for over 100 days in Israeli prison"

"Why, what has he done?"

"We don't know what has he done.He has not been trialed. Even he doesn't know what he's charged of.

No evidence has been presented against him".

This is a typical conversion I had with people who received the flyers we dealt out in the center of town yesterday with the few people who were willing to listen to us.

Some people simply refused to receive the flyers, and some of the people who did take them responded with pure rage and wished him to die, or stated the administrative detention is

an acceptable regulation during wartime, ignoring that this war started 65 years ago, when the state of Israel was declared.

There is a crack in everythingThat's how the light gets in , Leonard Cohen Said.

I hope I managed to crack the wall of silence & ignorance that's around the administrative detention regulation, that allows to jail people with no charge, trial, or evidence.

A regulation made to be used only at cases of imminent risk for people lives, but is currently implemented against 300 Palestinians in Israeli jails, making them guilty

of being victims of this very regulation, and like I always say, people can't be guilty of being victims. They might be guilty of other crimes they have committed, but for those crimes

they deserve a fair trial, an option that doesn't exist within the Israeli Military court system. Administrative detention puts people st a dark corner our the regime. I don't think the

general public is even aware of its extent and implication, or at least this is the impression I got from dealing out those flyers yesterday. As for Samer AlBarq I honestly don't know

much about him, except for that he is a religious man with a master degree in Science, married to a Pakistani wife who was tortured & spent three years in solitary confinement without

knowing what the charges against him are and that on August 13 his head was smashed against the iron door of his cell, and that there is grave concern for his health. I wish him justice,

and to myself, I hope that there will be more that I could do to help him get it.

man down. #Naksa day

The man's name is Ismail Khatib.

He lives in Sho3fat refugee camp.

He was marching in front of the people

carrying a black flag with a map

of Palestine & the key that

symbols the right of return.

And I saw his face as

They threw him on the ground.

Half a dozen of heavily armed soldiers,

. crushing  him towards

the cement road,

one man down

It was time to make an arrest.

It was time to make a human sacrifice

to the Idol of occupation.

The Idol of hate.

The Idol of brutal violence.

The Idol is hungry & can not be pleased with chanting

neither convinced by logic,

It was time to take a man down.So they did.

Took  a man down & throw him on the ground.

smashed him  Kick him. Choke him. Broke him.

Threw that man on the ground.

I threw myself on the ground too.

I am not part of their system.

I am a human & a sister too.

And from the ground, I could see his face.

The eyes of a wounded,

captured, tortured one,

he tried to tell me something,

to help him out or let him go,

but I could not understand what he said.

And they beat me up too.

They kicked me,

they stepped on my hand that tried to hold him.

They pulled my hairs & my head with my hair too.

Maybe one can learn how to take a beating.

I wish I could.

I am in pain.

And they took him

. they took Ismail Khatib away,

to where I don't know.

What else could  I do.  A man named Ismail Khatib.

March & Protest vigil at Damascus gate 04.05.2012

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    Protest from damascus gate now marching towards sheikh jarrah #palhunger
    Fri, May 04 2012 07:42:56
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    The women holding placards & chanting #palhunger
    Fri, May 04 2012 07:18:14
  3. I have no rare photos of arrests, state terror/ brutality. At least not this time.

    All I see is people standing together  in solidarity, crying for freedom & Justice.
     Every person here requires my attention, my appreciation. I want to caption every notion that goes through the crowd.
    They are standing by Damascus  gate of east Jerusalem, the merchants selling mint, poultry, bagels, clothing at ridiculous prices for tourists & dwellers. It might be too naive to think that chants , placards, peaceful marches & gatherings will change anything at the harsh atmosphere of oppression & occupation, but I hope their voices will echo & be heard all around the world, leading to shift in public opinion & more international support to a peaceful resolution that will provide equal rights to all the people who live in occupied Palestine & end apartheid. Some of the protesters are holding Hamas flags, I can not identify with THAT, and it does feel a little strange to march under flag of Hamas, Luckily enough, that is an inner political issue between Palestinians & themselves.
    The fact that Jewish people with Israeli ID protest side by side with Hamas supporters is a good sign in my opinion. I appreciate their willing to stand by us too. (:
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    A shaab yurid tahrir palestine (chanting)
    Fri, May 04 2012 07:15:49
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    “@Talkoholic: #DamascusGate #palhunger (yes the womens power!)” #Israel
    Fri, May 04 2012 07:28:21
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    Kids always make the best protest pics born to rebel #palhunger
    Fri, May 04 2012 06:53:17
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    "Fil ro7 fil dam nafdik ya asir" (chanting @ damascus gate)
    Fri, May 04 2012 07:06:30
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    Again woman protester V sign with picture of arrestee #palhunger (damascus gate)
    Fri, May 04 2012 07:02:44

The faces of the women, their mothers, their sisters, the faces of prisoners reflecting in pictures