The petition organized by the Embassy of Palestine State in Sri Lanka calling to release Palestinian prisoners held by Israel was signed by the National Organizer of the JVP Comrade Bimal Rathnayaka on behalf of the JVP.
The indefinite hunger strike started by Palestinian prisoners in Israel prisons have continued for 21 days today (7th) and the officials in prisons have attempted to force feed the prisoners.
The petition states imprisoning and force feeding the prisoners is against international law and demands the prisoners to be released immediately.
The hunger strike was announced to coincide with Palestinian prisoners’ day which is marked on Monday. Initially, 700 prisoners joined the strike and the number of prisoners going on hunger strike was expected to increased to 2,000.