On 6 June 2012, Palestinian Human Rights Organisations and Physicians for human rights issued a joint statement calling for immedaite action to save the lives of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. The organisations:
- Demand that all hunger strikers in advanced stages are moved immediately to civilian hospitals where they can receive the standard of care necessary;
- Call for immediate intervention for the IPS to provide all hunger strikers with unrestricted access to independent doctors;
- Demand that all hunger strikers are allowed family visits;
- Urge the Member States of the United Nations to urgently put pressure on Israel to end its policy of arbitrary detention and to abide by the standard rules for the treatment of prisoners adopted in 1955, which set out what is generally accepted as being decent principle and practice in the treatment of prisoners;
- Call on the European Parliament to activate the parliamentary fact-finding mission that includes members of its Subcommittee on Human Rights to investigate the conditions of detention of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons;
- Emphasise that the parliamentary fact-finding mission must include an investigation into Israel’s illegal practice of administrative detention and the use of the “Unlawful Combatant Law”;
- Urge Members of the European Parliament to bring the case of all three hunger strikers to the attention of relevant Israeli authorities without delay.