Tunisian ministers on hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners

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  • 11:16 - 5 May 2012

Gaza,(alresalah.ps)-- Minister of Higher Education in Tunisia  Moncef Ben Salem confirmed that he will join campaign in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners, praying for their victory and release. ''We go hungry for a day, we support freedom fighters"He said.

This step is in support of the Palestinian prisoners who need our support as our prophet ordered us to be in solidarity with our brothers. The Tunisian minister said in a recorded statement on social networking sites. We know indeed the prisoners' suffering as we were prisoners before the Tunisian revolution, he added.

He called on the Arab and Muslim nation to support the prisoners who spent decades in occupation prisons including members and head of the Legislative Council.

Meanwhile, the Tunisian delegation visiting Gaza called on the Arab and Muslim countries to support the prisoners' issue, to stand behind them in their suffering, and to press the occupation to fulfill their demands.

The head of the Tunisian delegation, Anwar Awlad Ali, said, in a press conference held on Thursday afternoon in a solidarity tent with the prisoners, that the delegation includes two groups, one medical to offer medical aid while the other is a juristic group who will raise cases against the occupation crimes against the Palestinian people.

The Tunisian delegation that arrived to Gaza Wednesday evening through the Rafah crossing praised the prisoners' strike, calling them to remain steadfast and to be patient until their demands are met. They also conveyed the Tunisian people’s revolutionary greetings to the Palestinian people.

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