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Shireen Issawi to begin open hunger strike against detention
Published Tuesday 13/05/2014 (updated) 17/05/2014 18:22
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JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- East Jerusalem lawyer Shireen Issawi has told family members that she will begin an open hunger strike to protest her detention by Israeli forces, relatives said Tuesday.

Issawi was detained on March 6 in an arrest raid and Israeli courts have continued to extend her detention since the arrest, arguing that they need to listen to the prosecution's case.

Relatives visited Issawi on Sunday and highlighted that two other lawyers detained on the same day have since been released on bail.

Her trial has been repeatedly postponed and it is unclear on what charges she is being held.

Issawi went on hunger strike for four days last week in solidarity with administrative detainees. Her relatives did not specify when she would begin open hunger strike action.

Her brother, Samer, 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.
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1 ) Rondo Mondo / Canada
13/05/2014 21:39
In March, Shireen Issawi and four other attorneys were arrested after an police investigation found that the lawyers met with clients - senior Palestinian prisoners (including Hamas and Islamic Jihad) inside Israeli prisons and passed coded messages pertaining to prisoner hunger strikes, collaborators with Israel, and military operations, in exchange for money. She is a security risk, so she sits in jail. If she wants to starve herself, let her. No crocodile tears please.

2 ) Brian Cohen / Israel
13/05/2014 23:25
The plight of convicted murderers is no cause for celebration, because their only plight is the Palestinian cultural sickness that pays their people big cash rewards for the murder of Israeli women and children.

3 ) Colin Wright / USA
14/05/2014 06:32
To Brain Cohen #2: 'The plight of convicted murderers is no cause for celebration, because their only plight is the Palestinian cultural sickness that pays their people big cash rewards for the murder of Israeli women and children' Do you actually hypnotize yourself into believing this stuff? Saddam Hussein used to help support the families of martyrs, but (a) the payments weren't contingent on killing anyone, (b) Saddam Hussein is dead, and (c) he wasn't Palestinian. Poor Brain...

4 ) Colin Wright / USA
14/05/2014 06:35
To Rondo Mondo #1: '...passed coded messages pertaining to prisoner hunger strikes, collaborators with Israel, and military operations...' If so, good stuff. I'm curious about one thing, though. Why would Palestinian prisoners, of all people, be privy to information about military operations? Your propaganda would be a lot more effective if it wasn't so often nonsensical.

5 ) zahwa / malta
14/05/2014 09:28
maybe it's her way to work on Jenny Craig's like line of diatery products

6 ) Brunella / Capitani
14/05/2014 10:15
Just FREE PALESTINE and the Palestinian Shoa - Stay human !!!

7 ) Nad / UK
14/05/2014 10:37
2 ) Brian Cohen / Israel13/05/2014 23:25The plight of convicted murderers is no cause for celebration, because their only plight is the Palestinian cultural sickness that pays their people big cash rewards for the murder of Israeli women and children.

This person chooses to ignore the massacre of millions of Palestinian women and children by the zionists {Gaza, Jenine, Shatila to name a few]. Nothing less I would expect from some heartless zionist like him.

8 ) Rami / Palestine
14/05/2014 12:52
#2 Sure, and please enlighten us how Shireen Issawi is a "convicted murderer" when the article says that she has not been prosecuted yet on account of it being repeatedly postponed and that it is "unclear on what charges she is being held." I think you need to get your facts straight. Or are you only hear to trash talk Palestinians just because they're Palestinians like your fellow racists, bigots, zealots, ethnic cleansers and terrorist thugs.
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