In a statement on the occasion of the Palestinian Prisoners Day, Arab Parliament Speaker Mashaal bin Fahm al-Salami urged the United Nations "to send an worldwide investigative committee to the Israeli occupation prisons to be acquainted with the racist practices and massive violations being committed on a daily basis against Palestinian prisoners". "After exhausting all other options, I decided there was no choice but to resist these abuses by going on a hunger strike", he wrote in his latest New York Times op-ed. "I'm an optimist", he said.
"Calling Barghouti a leader and parliamentarian is like calling [Syrian President Bashar] Assad a pediatrician".
The most risky in our estimation, among this seemingly endless list of speakers assembled to propagandize to the crowd that Israel is the evil Goliath and that Palestine is the embattled David, in our estimation, was Randi Weingarten.
" We want all Palestinian prisoners free until then we want decent human conditions for detainees".
Wednesday's Cardinals-Cubs game postponed due to weather
The Cubs announced on Tuesday that first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been activated from the 10-day disabled list. While Rizzo was feeling good again, veteran utilityman Ben Zobrist was scratched with back tightness.
Israel's Defence Minister signed an order on Monday closing Elia Youth Media Foundation, a media group for Palestinian youngsters in occupied Jerusalem, Quds Press has reported. "Global law guarantees the right of the occupied to resist the occupier". The current government has shown no desire to make peace, and has even moved toward de facto annexation of the West Bank, without any provision for the rights of the Palestinian population.
A march in Ramallah took place toward the Israeli military checkpoint to the north of the city.
Rallies were also held in Nablus, Hebron and Bethlehem. This year's ceremony was the largest and most expensive in Israel's history, with 1,500 participants and more than 6,500 people in the audience.