Intro by Imam Salim: It is shameful that the plight of the Palestinian people is consistently overlooked by western press. The political agendas of the west operate to make these people invisible to most of the public. And the majority of the rest seem to believe the lines that are fed to them without question or thoughtful reflection. 1300 people (and growing) are on a hunger strike because they want freedom and the right to self determination. SHAME on you in the western press for putting your bottom line and smug self importance ahead of the story of these valorous people who are RISKING THEIR LIVES AND HEALTH for the cause they believe in. SHAME SHAME SHAME!
The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike: Traveling below the Western Radar
By Richard Falk
Friday, May 04, 2012
Can anyone doubt that if there were more than 1300 hunger strikers in any country in the world other than Palestine, the media in the West would be obsessed with the story? It would be featured day after day, and reported on from all angles, including the severe medical risks associated with such a lengthy refusal to take food. At this time two Palestinians who were the first to start this current wave of resistance, Thaer Halaheh and Bilal Diab, entering their 64th day without food, are reported by the prisoner protection association, Addameer, and the NGO, Physician for Human Rights-Israel, to be in critical condition with their lives hanging in the balance. Despite this dramatic state of affairs there is scant attention in Europe, and literally none in North America.
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