The World Federation of Trade Unions, which is the militant voice of 97 million workers in 130 countries throughout the world, extends its internationalist solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, who have begun a hunger strike of indefinite duration, even by refraining from drinking water.
The Palestinian prisoners demand from the Israel Prison Services (IPS) the removal of all jamming devices, the right to be visited by their families, the installation of public phones in the prisons, the end of the solitary confinement of prisoners (including 5 children), the end of assaults and the improvement of medical service, among others.
Currently, 6000 Palestinians are held in Israeli jails including 210 children, many of them imprisoned for many years. Only last week twenty teenagers were arrested by Israeli soldiers, among whom the 15 year old Mohammed Tamimi, brother of Ahed Tamimi, for resisting the Israeli occupation.
We strongly denounce the arrests and imprisonment of our Palestinian brothers and sisters and demand the respect of their rights and their immediate release of the jails of Israel.
We reiterate our internationalist solidarity with the People of Palestine and stably support the recognition of a Palestinian State on the basis of the borders of 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital.