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Tulkarem: Detainee families invite activists, politicians to sit-in

July 27, 2009 10:13 P.M. (Updated: July 28, 2009 11:22 A.M.)
Tulkarem – Ma’an – Families of Palestinian prisoners from Tulkarem called on Palestinian Minister of Prisoners affairs Issa Qaraqi’a to join their weekly Tuesday sit-in.

This week’s protest will take place at the home of Ahmad Awwad, a prisoner of Israel who suffers from heart disease. The families said the event is meant to raise awareness of Awwad’s case, and the dozens of others who suffer medical conditions in Israeli facilities.

The families also invited the governor of Tulkarem Talal Dweikat to join their sit-in, along with human rights groups and Palestinian political factions and activists.

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