Palestinian Arabs call for 'Day of Rage'

Coalition of Palestinian Arab organizations call for a “Day of Rage” to protest Israel's treatment of hunger striking terrorists.

Dalit Halevi ,

Hamas rioter in Kalandia, outside Jerusalem
Hamas rioter in Kalandia, outside Jerusalem
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A coalition of Palestinian Arab organizations on Monday called for a “Day of Rage” of popular protests in “all districts of the homeland” to take place this coming Thursday.

The reason for the “Day of Rage” is to protest the Israeli policy towards hunger striking Palestinian Arab terrorists prisoners and to demand their release.

Palestinian Arabs were asked to confront IDF soldiers and Judea and Samaria residents in military checkpoints, in their communities and at other points of friction.

In a meeting held in Ramallah on Monday, the representatives of the national and Islamic Palestinian Arab organizations called on the Palestinian public to also confront IDF troops on Friday in protest of Israel “harming” the Al-Aqsa mosque, administrative detentions and the treatment of the prisoners.

The Palestinian organizations expressed opposition to any manifestation of normalization with the "occupation" and called on Arab countries to boycott Israel and to refuse to have any relations with it - visible or covert.

The call for a “Day of Rage” comes as terrorist prisoners in Israel are continuing to use the tactic of hunger striking in an attempt to force Israel to release them.

Israel has several times in the past caved to the pressure and released some hunger strikers.

The latest public case is that of Bilal Kayed, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who is on a hunger strike in protest of his administrative detention.

Palestinian Authority officials say Kayed's health is deteriorating and that he suffers, among other things, from failed vision, difficulty standing and kidney problems.

Kayed has set “non-negotiable” preconditions for stopping his hunger strike, informing Israeli authorities he will agree to resume eating if his administrative detention ends after four months and his relatives are allowed to visit him in prison.