Israeli court extends detention of al-Issawi until June 29
Published Tuesday 24/06/2014 (updated) 25/06/2014 13:17
Shireen Issawi (left) at a Ramallah protest in support of her brother
Samer (Issam Rimawi/APA images)
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) -- An Israeli military court on Tuesday extended the detention of former hunger striker Samer al-Issawi until June 29, a prisoners group said.
Lawyer Mufid al-Hajj from the Palestinian Prisoners Society told Ma'an that al-Issawi would appeal against the decision.
Israeli forces on Monday re-arrested al-Issawi from his house in al-Issawiya village in East Jerusalem.
Issawi was released from Israeli jail last 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.