March 11, 2013
LETTER from Palestinian Activist and Prisoner Hassan Karajah – detained in the prisons of the Occupation since 23 January 2012 – a message to his Mother, his Friends, the Palestinian People, and the Free People of the World:
“It is not easy to describe to you the horrid situation here especially in the interrogation centers. I am being interrogated for more than 12 hours every day, interrogation with other prisoners can last for more than 20 hours a day, every day. Conditions here are extremely difficult; we are kept in a horrid and nasty tiny little room, the food here smells and tastes like anything but food; it smells nasty, the eggs are black and rotten and the quantities are just enough to keep us alive; which made me loose 18 KG of my weight. As for the “charges” made by the Occupation against me, it revolves around contacting the Lebanese resistance Hezbollah and participating in student and political activities, the same charges the Occupation have accused many Palestinians of in the past, which I see exposes the Occupation’s political and moral bankruptcy; such charges are only made to cut the way on young Palestinian activists who have long been fighting against the Occupation and its lies. To my mother, I do not know what to say to you on Women’s Day, but I shall say what every Prisoner says to his mother: I wish every year we will be together and free”. To my friends in Palestine, the Arab world and the World, my confidence in you is limitless, that is why I say: “keep on working and campaigning, Palestine deserves a lot from us”. To the Free People of the world, I say that time is long overdue and we must mobilize our work, strength and effort to free all male and female prisoners, especially those who are on hunger strike”.