The family of the Palestinian hunger-striking captive Bilal Kayed announced closing the UN headquarters in Ramallah on Monday in protest at their failure to take a serious action for supporting prisoner Kayed who has been on hunger strike for 69 days.
In a statement on Monday, the family said on behalf of Palestinian activists that the closure aims at reminding the UN of their commitment to protecting human rights stipulated for in the UN charter and the international laws and conventions. The statement stressed that ignoring the case of Kayed along with dozens of hunger-striking prisoners in Israeli jails violates the UN charter.
It slammed the UN late comments on its concern over the health condition of detainee Kayed saying that they appreciate the statement but it was late.
The statement also demanded a quicker and more serious action by the UN to pressure the Israeli occupation authority into releasing prisoner Kayed along with all prisoners who are held illegally under the administrative detention based on no trials or charges and especially those on hunger strike.