A Palestinian Father Hunger Strikes for His Only Son
Published May 13th, 2012 - 03:26 GMT
A 66 year old Palestinian father refuses food to support his imprisoned son and to honor his other two who were killed; a cartoon of support for the hunger strikers; and a Westerner stands with the strikers
Elderly Gaza man on hunger strike in solidarity with "only son left"
A 66 year old Palestinian father is now on his own hunger strike in protest of his only remaining son's incarceration. This exclusive blog interview will leave anyone with children in tears.
"Abu Hosny stopped talking to see my reaction but I was too shocked to say anything. His voice narrating the stories of the murders of his two sons kept replaying in my ears, and my tears kept flowing and the features of shock didn’t leave my face. "
"Israel treats Palestinian prisoners horrifically. Cruel and unusual punishment is policy. Detention conditions include torture, intimidation, and other abusive practices.
Hunger strikes first began in 1968. Nablus Prison detainees initiated them. Numerous others followed. At issue is abusive treatment and appalling prison conditions."