aspacpalestine.com – Bait Lahm. Hours before the arrival of USA President Donald Trump to Bethlehem for a meeting with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the families of 1,500 hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners sent a letter to Trump telling him that Palestinian prisoners are Freedom Fighters according International law and they do not want them to die inside Israeli Prisons.
The prisoners have been on a 37 day hunger strike starting on prisoner’s day, 17 April. The hunger strike is led by PLO leader, Marwan Barghouthi.
According the letter, the prisoner families said :”In this part of the Holy Land, 37 days ago, 1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike. They preferred hunger instead lack of dignity, and chose the empty intestines war instead of depriving them of their basic rights.”
The later added that they demand to improve conditions of their lives, their right to see their children, and contact with their families, adequate health care, and stop arresting , imprison them without a fair trial.
In the end of the later the prisoner families said :”As the prisoner Marwan Barghouti, who leads this hunger strike, said, the last day of the occupation is the first day of peace”.