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Group: Al-Rekhawi returns to hunger strike in Israel jail
Published Thursday 31/01/2013 (updated) 02/02/2013 20:42
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RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- A Palestinian prisoner who went on hunger strike for 100 days last year has resumed his action after Israel reneged on a deal to release him, a prisoners' rights group said.

Akram al-Rekhawi re-started his hunger strike on Jan. 24, Addameer's lawyer Fares Ziad after visiting him in jail.

A father of eight, Al-Rekhawi suffers diabetes, asthma and osteoporosis and has been held in Ramle prison clinic since his arrest in 2004. He was due to be freed in June 2013 but went on hunger strike to demand his release on medical grounds.

Al-Rekhawi stopped his last strike in July after prison authorities agreed to release him six months early, the group said in a statement on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, prisoners society lawyer Jawad Bolous said Thursday another hunger-striker, Samer Issawi, was in a critical condition.

Issawi, who has been on partial hunger strike since August, now weighs just 47 kilos and "appears to be just bones," Bolous said.

Addameer urged Egypt, which has brokered deals to free Palestinian prisoners, to work to secure the release of the hunger-strikers.
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1 ) Rolf / Germany
31/01/2013 22:07
Blimey, what's he so touchy about?

2 ) Arnold / Canada
31/01/2013 22:26
Issawi on a partial hunger strike. Either you are on a hunger strike or not. What is this about a partial hunger strike. That is like saying I'll eat breakfast only. No lunch or dinner.

3 ) ronen / israel
01/02/2013 01:34
id like maan to start writing what these people are sitting for

4 ) Rolf / Germany
01/02/2013 16:39
Well, Maan News Agency, what was he sentenced for?
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