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Israeli court extends detention of Issawi siblings
Published Friday 07/03/2014 (updated) 09/03/2014 10:38
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RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- An Israeli court on Friday extended the detentions of Shireen Issawi and her brother Shadi Issawi without charge until March 13, a lawyer from the Palestinian Prisoners' Society said.

The extensions come a day after they were detained during Israeli police raids in East Jerusalem, which provoked clashes in the neighborhood of al-Issawiya and led to two youths being detained as well.

Mufeed al-Hajj said that the detentions were extended in order to continue their interrogations, but that the court refused to make any details regarding the reasons for their detention public.

Shireen, who is a prominent lawyer, and Shadi are siblings of former prisoner Samer Issawi.

Issawi was released from Israeli jail in December as part of an agreement in which he ended a 266-day hunger strike, during which time he became an international cause célèbre who focused attention on the plight of the thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons.

Issawi's hunger strike was one of the longest in history, and brought him close to death.
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1 ) JoeUSA / USA
07/03/2014 23:19
Issawi Family , haunted by Israeli oppression , are no longer afraid of the persecution .

2 ) Carol Scheller / Switzerland
08/03/2014 13:11
To protest these extensions, sign your name to the letter here :
http://www.palestinematters.com/Please-demand-release-of-Shireen-and-Shadi-Issawi_Appeal_3119.aspx

3 ) Thayer / France
08/03/2014 18:22
The Issawi family will go down in history as heroes of the Palestinian cause & are globally admired for their unfaltering determination to bring the Palestinian cause to the world. Justice will prevail. Allahu Akbar.
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