today, Wednesday, the Prisoners’ Committee of the National and Islamic Forces organized an important press conference in solidarity with the prisoner Maher Al-Akhras, who is on hunger strike, for the 73th consecutive day, to reject his administrative detention, in front of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Gaza City.
The representative of the Democratic Front in the Prisoners’ Committee of the National and Islamic Forces in the Gaza Strip, Comrade Ibrahim Mansour, spoke during the conference in a speech on behalf of the Prisoners Committee, saying: “We are well aware of the difficulty of the current conditions in light of the outbreak of the Corona epidemic in the Gaza Strip, but the call of the prisoner Maher Al-Akhras who lies on his bed In the Israeli Kaplan hospital facing death, it was stronger than the epidemic, as the voice of freedom and life would remain stronger than the sound of death in all its forms.
Mansour added in the speech of the Prisoners Committee of National and Islamic Forces, “The prisoners began to face the policy of administrative detention many years ago, but the prisoner Maher Al-Akhras is now going through its most dangerous chapters since the occupation courts decided to freeze his administrative detention while remaining in detention.”
Mansour called on all official and popular institutions to support the prisoners and stand by them in the occupation prisons, including the prisoner Maher Al-Akhras. Noting that the institutions dealing with prisoners’ affairs sent several letters and memoranda to international institutions to save the captive Maher Al-Akhras and all prisoners in the occupation prisons without response.
The leader of the Democratic Front said, “In this important conference, we remember the words of the Palestinian prisoner,” I refuse food and reject negotiations, either freedom or martyrdom, and in both cases this is victory. “
Mansour explained that «the prisoner Maher Al-Akhras is going on an open hunger strike for the day (73) in a row without nutritional supplements.
He concluded the speech of the Prisoners Committee by saying, “We know that a strike similar to that of the Mute Prisoner leads to death on the sixtieth day. Either we win it and work on transferring the file of prisoners and administrative detention to international bodies and courts to try the occupation leaders for their crimes against the prisoners, or wait for a new martyr. The captive movement, which will bear everyone responsible for that, with our confidence that our people and their living forces will not leave any of the prisoners alone on the battlefield.