Sunday, September 22, 2019

Samer Issawi

  • Celebrations as Samer Issawi is Released | December 27, 2013
    The Israeli Prison Service released on Monday Samer Issawi from Shita prison after his arrest in 2012. Thousands gathered in the streets of his hometown of Issawiya in East Jerusalem to welcome the 34 year old, who the local community hails as a hero for his 266-day hunger strike while in prison. .....
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  • Sameer Issawi ends his hunger strike on his own terms | April 23, 2013
    The long term hunger striking political prisoner Samer Issawi will be finally released by the Israeli authorities after he reached an agreement with the Israeli Prison Service overnight on Monday April 22. The deal as confirmed by Shireen Issawi, Samerís sister and lawyer, is that he will spend 8 months in prison starting from April 23 and... .....
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  • Damascus Gate hosts demonstration for hunger strikers | March 12, 2013
    Around 70 people gathered in front of the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem‘s old city on Tuesday evening to show their support for the Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli jails, including long-term hunger striker Samer Issawi. Demonstrators chanted in support of the hunger strikers for about an hour before attempting to march east to... .....
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  • Ofer protest breaks into violence again | February 21, 2013
    Over one thousand people demonstrated outside Ofer prison on Thursday, near the town of Beitunia in support of Palestinian prisoners imprisoned in Israeli jails. It is the third demonstration at Ofer this past week. The demonstration was met with countless volleys of tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition from Israeli... .....
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  • Red Cross closes Ramallah office to "pressure" hunger strikers | February 19, 2013
    On February 11, Sheikh Khader Adnan, who was on hunger strike for 66 days in Israeli jail last year before being released, began a sit-in hunger strike at the Al-Bireh offices of the ICRC. Over the last week, several others have joined Adnan‘s hunger strike in the ICRC office. The ICRC responded by shutting the offices, forcing people in need of... .....
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  • Ramleh: demonstration in solidarity with hunger strikers | February 06, 2013
    Over 150 activists attended a demonstration outside the notorious Ramleh prison hospital in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners inside, including long-term hunger striker Samer Issawi. Coming from all over the 48 territories & Jerusalem, the activists chanted and sang in support of the prisoners in front of the prison gates........
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