Saturday, Aug. 01
Latest News
  1. Iraqis protest over poor services, salty tap water
  2. Dozens dead as Syria army 'pushes back rebels near regime heartland'
  3. Yemen PM returns to Aden from Saudi exile
  4. Airport source: Yemen PM returns to Aden from Saudi exile
  5. New Taliban leader calls for unity in ranks in first audio message
  6. Iraqis vent rage at power shortages, 'corrupt' leaders
  7. Report: Some 260 PKK members killed in Turkey air strikes
  8. Iraqi Kurdistan urges Turkey to halt PKK bombardment
  9. Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash
  10. Five Libyan troops killed, 18 missing after 'IS attack'
  11. 'Qaeda' suicide bombing kills 9 in Yemen
  12. Al-Qaeda in Syria attacks US-trained rebel base
  13. Kerry sets off on Mideast trip to Egypt, Doha
  14. 12 killed in Colombia military plane accident
  15. 'PKK attack' kills 2 police in tense Turkey
  16. Local official: 10 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria village
  17. Tunisia extends state of emergency by 2 months
  18. Erdogan slams claims of Turkey IS cooperation as 'black propaganda'
  19. Trial results: Vaccine offers 100% Ebola protection
  20. Abbas wants ICC to probe arson that killed Palestinian toddler

Group: Al-Rekhawi returns to hunger strike in Israel jail

Jan. 31, 2013 9:15 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 2, 2013 8:42 P.M.)
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.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015