Dr. Maher Taher, member of the Political Bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and leader of its branch in exile, said on April 30, that the life of Comrade Ahmad Sa’adat, General Secretary of the PFLP, is in danger.
Taher noted that Sa’adat had been transferred to Ramleh prison hospital after 13 days on hunger strike alongside thousands of his fellow prisoners to confront the rule of terror by the occupation authorities. Taher saluted the brave and steadfast prisoners and affirmed that the occupation bears full responsibility for the life of the General Secretary, and the lives of thousands of prisoners bravely fighting the battle of the empty stomachs, and warned the occupation of the consequences of its oppression.
He called for the prisoners’ struggle to be internationalized and taken up by the United Nations at all levels, from the General Assembly to the Security Council, and for Israel to be held accountable by the International Court of Justice for its policies against the prisoners. He called for emergency meetings of the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference to take appropriate measures to protect Palestinian prisoners and detainees in the prisons of the occupation. He called upon the Arab masses and popular forces, and all democratic and progressive forces around the world, to build the broadest solidarity with the prisoners and to condemn the barbaric practices of the brutal occupation authorities.