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Palestinian Prisoners’ Club declares day of mourning

Jerusalem24 – The Palestine Prisoners’ Club is holding a day of mourning in honor of slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. They announced yesterday evening a comprehensive one-day strike in a post on their official Facebook page.

This Thursday morning, the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Commission released a statement by the female prisoners of the Israeli Damon prison, in which they offer their sincere condolences and sympathy to all the Palestinian people and to the family of Shireen Abu Akleh.

Here is the full statement translated from Arabic:

Deepest condolences,

We, the prisoners in Damon prison, offer our deepest condolences to the entire Palestinian people as well as to the journalists and her family in particular.

We, as prisoners, consider the targeting of journalist Shireen as targeting the truth and supporters of the causes of our people. Including the issues of the prisoners’ movement in which the media takes a real role, in addition to revealing the reality of the occupation and its brutal practice against our people; whether by killing us, demolishing our homes, or arresting us.

The killing of the outstanding journalist Shireen Abu Akleh must not pass without accountability. It should mobilize the international conscience towards holding the killers accountable.


Prisoners of Damon Prison

Israel currently holds over 4,450 Palestinian political prisoners, including 160 children, 32 women, and 530 administrative detainees.

Administrative detainees are held without charge or trial on indefinitely renewable six-month detention orders.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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