Jerusalem24 – The Palestinian Prisoner’s Club said that the prisoners’ movement decided, in a unified and harmonious manner, to suspend the collective hunger strike, after the Israeli Prison Service responded to its demands. Most notably canceling the “collective punishments” imposed by the Israeli Prisons Service on the prisoners after the escape carried out by the Gilboa Six, and stopping the targeting of prisoners belonging to the Islamic Jihad Organziation.
Below is the text of the statement Issued by the Prisoners’ Movement:
After the heroic operation and its repercussions, the national and revolutionary climates created by “Operation Freedom Tunnel,” the retaliatory reaction of the Israeli occupation, the loss of its senses and the adoption of double retaliatory measures against the prisoners, and the attempt to exploit this event to implement what it had previously failed to implement. Specifically with regards to the Erdan plan approved in 2018; which would pounce on the achievements of the prisoners’ movement, which it gained through a long and bitter struggle.
When the prisoners sensed the seriousness of the stage, they all united in planning and contemplating until they reached the decision of an open confrontation through a hunger strike, collectively and in all prisons, and with the participation of all factions. A matter that Israel and its security institutions read deeply and with concern, that for many years the climate that prevailed during This period since Operation Freedom Tunnel, as expressions of a state of national unity emerged clearly, which would have created a massive popular revolution led by the Prisoners’ movement. This would undo all the measures that were taken in record time and return things to what they were before the date of “Operation Freedom Tunnel,” which means that the battle achieved all its goals before it began.
Accordingly, the prisoners’ movement decided, in a unified and harmonious manner, to suspend the strike. We in the Prisoner Club salute the heroes of the escape and all our steadfast prisoners in the occupation prisons. We call on all factions and national institutions to draw lessons from this experience and continue to strive to devote unified work in the field of The struggle against the occupation.