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Rally held in hunger-strikers' West Bank hometown

Dec. 14, 2012 5:42 A.M. (Updated: Dec. 18, 2012 4:04 A.M.)
JENIN (Ma’an) -- For the second Friday in row, Palestinians held a rally in the northern West Bank town of Arraba to support hunger-strikers in Israeli jails, including residents of the town.

Tareq Qaadan and Jaafar Izz Addin from Arraba, near Jenin, both starting refusing food in Israeli jail on Nov. 28, prisoners rights group Addameer said.

Another prisoner, Ayman Sharawneh, has been on hunger strike for 167 days, while Samer al-Issawi has refused food for 136 days.

The rally in Arraba, organized by Islamic Jihad and other political factions, urged the release of the hunger strikers.

Representing the prisoners’ families, Mahmoud Qidan called on the international community, Arab and Islamic countries and the Palestinian leadership to exert every possible effort to protect hunger striking prisoners.

"Families of prisoners will never forgive anybody who does not support prisoners rights, especially hunger strikers," he said.
Ma'an News Agency
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