As 1300 Palestinian prisoners entered their sixth week of hunger strike, Trump took his first steps on Palestinian and Israeli territory as President. The hunger strike has been lead by Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian political prisoner who has been locked behind Israel’s prison bars for over 18 years. The sixth week is crucial as it can mean life or death for those on hunger strike; after all, Mahatma Gandhi’s longest strike lasted 21 days.
Acts of popular resistance
What Palestinians are asking for is basic dignity and to be treated as human beings in incarceration. The objective of a prison system is to rehabilitate; instead, the Israeli system treats it as an opportunity to further humiliate Palestinians.Yara al-Wazir