On the occasion of 17th of April, the Palestinian Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli jails, the World Federation of Trade Unions once more extends its unwavering support to our Palestinian brothers and sisters and reiterates the demand of immediate release of all Palestinian political prisoners from the Israeli jails.
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails continue to be subject to extensive violations of their rights and dignity. Around 5.000 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including 183 children and over 400 held under administrative detention, a form of detention without charge or trial that Israel uses to hold Palestinians indefinitely on claims of secret information.
The current situation of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its spreading in Israel puts at even greater risk the health and lives of Palestinian prisoners.
As the world militant trade union movement, the WFTU and its 100 million members all over the world, we join our voices with the Palestinian workers and demand immediate protection measures against the Pandemic as well as immediate liberation for all Palestinians political prisoners.
The WFTU will stably stand by the side of the People of Palestine until the recognition of the independent Palestinian State, on the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital.