Monday, April 17, 2017

Palestinian Prisoners' Day

Today is Palestinian Prisoners' Day.

Think of this: every Palestinian is either in exile (as a refugee), under occupation (in the West Bank or the Gaza Strip), reduced to third class status (in Israel), or... in an Israeli jail:

"Israeli authorities have detained approximately one million Palestinians since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 and the subsequent occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip in 1967, according to a joint statement released Saturday by the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners' Affairs, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS), and the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)." (1 million Palestinians detained by Israel since 1948: joint statement, Ma'an News Agency, 16/4/17)

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