In pictures: Thousands in Gaza protest the prison death of Arafat Jaradat

Thousands marched and rallied in Gaza this morning to protest the death of Arafat Jaradat, a Palestinian detainee in Israel’s Megiddo prison, yesterday.

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GAZA, PALESTINE, February 24 – Thousands protested the death of Arafat Jaradat, a Palestinian detainee in Israel’s Megiddo prison, yesterday. (Photo: Joe Catron)
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“Tortured to Death” Protesting the death of Arafat Jaradat, GAZA Feb. 24 (photo:Joe Catron)

Translation: “Their freedom.. Our duty…We demand the international community to pressure on the occupation to release all of our detainees in the Israeli prisons.”:

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“Their freedom.. Our duty…We demand the international community to pressure on the occupation to release all of our detainees in the Israeli prisons.” Gaza Feb 24 (photo: Joe Catron)
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“Will the world remain silent till the toll reaches 1,000,000″ Feb.24 GAZA (photo: Joe Catron)
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GAZA, PALESTINE, February 24 – Thousands protested the death of Arafat Jaradat, a Palestinian detainee in Israel’s Megiddo prison, yesterday. (Photo: Joe Catron)
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Arafat Jarada protest Gaza, Palestine February 24, 2013 (photo: Joe Catron)
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  Gaza, Palestine February 24, 2013 (photo: Joe Catron)
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Banner of Prisoners and Hunger strikers held in Israeli jails GAZA Feb.24(photo: Joe Catron)

About Joe Catron

Joe Catron is a US activist in Gaza, Palestine, where he works with Palestinian groups and international solidarity networks, particularly in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and prisoners' movements. He co-edited The Prisoners' Diaries: Palestinian Voices from the Israeli Gulag, an anthology of accounts by detainees freed in the 2011 prisoner exchange, blogs at joecatron.wordpress.com and tweets at @jncatron.
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  1. jimmy says:

    the ..”shining light”..is not shining very bright …except in the US congress and US msm…who protect their crimes at all costs….

    the US government acts just like them…killing with impunity around the arab and muslim world..no out cry from US msm…for the mess that the US and the zioinists have made in Syria Libya Iraq Afghanistan Pakistan…etc etc

    I was reading over at yahoo….Israel demands Palestinian Authority curb protests
    link to news.yahoo.com

    if you read the comments…you see why this will never end well…

  2. Citizen says:

    Israel changes its law to reverse its own official agreements with outside entities and people even as those agreements are made; the result relevant directly here, is the endless revolving door for Palestinians freed by exchange or otherwise–all bringing the Palestinians right back to the Israeli jails or prisons: link to haaretz.com

  3. rensanceman says:

    A normal state, run by reasonable adults would take note of protests such as these, examine the incident/policy that elicited the protests, and determine a rational response whether it be a review or cessation of said policy. Israel though, is not a normal state but, as N Finkelstein describes it, a lunatic state. It acts with impunity because, with the holocaust providing moral armor, it believes it is immune from international criticism, U.N. Resolutions, State Department wrist slaps, et al. It’s Zionist goal is to take all of the land from the Med to the sea, and next…hegemony in the M.E. (a new Zionist world order). Sound conspiratorial? Unfortunately, it happens to be their agenda. ( See:”A Clean Break”–authored by Wolfowitz , Perle, Feith, Wurmser…)