Israeli activists 'thought it nice' to hold BBQ near Palestinian hunger strikers
Date Written: 2017-04-22
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20641
In the face of increasing human rights abuses being committed towards Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, an Israeli right-wing group mocked the Palestinian mass hunger strike by hosting a BBQ outside a military prison.
RT: What do you make of the actions of the right-wing group that threw barbeques near the prisons? It makes the lives of the hunger-strikers more difficult, doesn't it?
Mo Ansar: Yes it does. [Marwan] Barghouti, who has been in Israeli prisons for some 15 years, who triggered the hunger strike originally, said that "hunger striking is the most peaceful form of resistance available. It inflicts pain solely on those who participate and on their loved ones, in the hopes that their empty stomachs and their sacrifice will help the message resonate beyond the confines of their dark cells." And, in response to this, Israeli activists thought it would be nice and funny and clever to inflict more cruelty on these people who are starving to death in prisons by wafting smells and aromas, cooking in front of them, mocking them. It is abhorrent. There is a major civil rights and human rights catastrophe in Israel with increasing human rights abuses against Palestinian prisoners.