Saturday, Sept. 05
Latest News
  1. Hungarian parliament introduces emergency anti-migration laws
  2. Putin says Assad agrees to early parliamentary polls
  3. Morocco votes in test for Islamist government
  4. UAE says 22 Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen
  5. Bob Geldof offers to house four Syrian families
  6. IS blows up famed tower tombs at Syria's Palmyra
  7. Drowned Syrian boy Aylan buried as Europe wrangles over refugees
  8. EU under pressure to agree refugee quotas as ministers meet
  9. Israeli army: 5 tourists attacked by local residents in Hebron
  10. Death toll in IS Yemen mosque attack rises to 32
  11. Netanyahu defends Iran deal fight after Obama secures support
  12. Security sources: 4 Turkish police killed in PKK bombing
  13. Hungary's Orban: Migrant crisis is German, not European problem
  14. WHO: Liberia declared free of Ebola - again
  15. Official: over 230,000 refugees arrive in Greece this year
  16. Guatemalan president resigns over corruption firestorm
  17. Double suicide attack kills 30 in North Cameroon
  18. Italy PM says Europe 'cannot just get emotional' about migrants
  19. Court: Two British reporters held in Turkey to be released
  20. Chung claims 'fraud' in FIFA presidential poll

Addameer: Jailed hunger strikers insist on freedom

Dec. 5, 2012 10:18 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 6, 2012 10:39 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Prisoner rights group Addameer on Wednesday called for the immediate release of five Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli jails.

Addameer's lawyer Fares Zayyad visited Ayman Sharawna, on his 158th day of hunger strike, and Samer al-Issawi, on partial hunger strike for 127 days, in Ramle prison clinic on Monday.

Sharawna, 36, was released in Oct. 2011 in a prisoner swap deal. He refuses to end his strike without written confirmation that he will be freed, despite daily pressure by Israeli intelligence officers, Zayyad said.

Al-Issawi, who was also previously released in a prisoner exchange, says he will not end his strike unless he is released or dies.

He has been hospitalized several times after severe decreases in his pulse, but was only admitted to intensive care when his heart beat fell to 36 beats per minute.

Al-Issawi initially refused treatment but complied after he was threatened with a forced glucose injection, a life-threatening procedure.

On Saturday, al-Issawi collapsed during an examination with Ramle prison doctor. His lawyer says the doctor left the room, leaving al-Issawi lying unconscious on the floor.

The lawyer was denied permission to meet Oday Keilani, who has been on hunger strike for 46 days in protest at Israel's renewal of his detention without charge or trial, Addameer says.

Addameer called on the PLO and Islamic factions to support the prisoners and urged Egypt, which mediated the Oct. 2011 prisoner exchange, to pressure Israel to release the hunger strikers immediately.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015