Weds 3/6/13 4:30PM Israeli Consulate 500 W. Madison St. Chicago
Chicago Street Action for Arafat Jaradat, Samer Issawi, and other Palestinian Political Prisoners
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, Chicago activists and people of conscience will gather in response to the death of 30-year-old Arafat Jaradat last Saturday. An autopsy revealed that Jaradat died after being tortured during interrogation by Israeli security, sustaining a total of six broken bones in his spine, arms and legs; his lips lacerated; his face badly bruised.
As the Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer recently reported, “Since 1967, over 200 prisoners have died in captivity, fifty-one of them from medical negligence. Alarmingly, there is a recent trend of prisoners who have died shortly after they are released from medical complications that went untreated during their detention.”
Over 4,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails launched hunger-strike action on Sunday to protest the death of Arafat Jaradat. Additionally, Jaradat’s death set off a wave of demonstrations in Palestine … Read More »