Irish freedom fighter Bobby Sands did not die of a hunger strike fighting the British Imperialists in Ireland but is alive today in the struggle of Palestinian prisoners who are on a hunger strike to protest their illegal detention by Israel.
Some are on their 70th day with no food or water and are at risk of dying. Israel routinely jails Palestinian without charging them with any crime and denying them a fair trial or access to a lawyer. Anyone can be jailed by Israel for no reason other then Israel wanting to have maximum control on the daily lives of the Palestinian people.
Ashira Hakan an activist from Palestine reports on the amount of days some of the Palestinian hunger strikers are on:
Bilal Diab- Day 70 of hunger strike
Thaer Halahleh- Day 70 of hunger strike
Hassan Safadi- Day 64 of hunger strike
Omar Abu Shalal- Day 62 of hunger strike
Mohammad Taj- Day 51 of hunger strike
Jaafar Azzedine- Day 47 of hunger strike
Mahmoud Sarsak- Day 46 of hunger strike
Abdullah Barghouti- Day 26 of hunger strike
Over 2,500 others are also on their 21st day of mass hunger strike.
The wife of Diab Matar, a Palestinian prisoner who has refused food for the past 17 days, took part in a protest outside Ramle prison in Israel. Shirin Halahleh, center, the wife of Thaer Halaleh, with their son, and Mr. Halaleh’s mother, Fatmeh, left. The women began a hunger strike in solidarity with Mr. Halaleh. - Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times