Apr
25
AM
5:15
Home page Contact us Search
Home Page
ES FR EN ÚÑÈí

Middle EastEuropeAmericasAsiaAsia-PacificAfricaWorldPress
 
37 Dead As Pakistan Jets Target Taliban Hideouts Palestinians to Consider ’All Options’ in Response to ’Israel’ STL Summons Karma Khayat, Ibrahim al-Amin in ’Contempt’ Cases Bahraini Authorities Assault Prisoners Qahwaji from Tripoli: Army Adamant on Fully Executing Security Plan Ten Clandestine Syrians Arrested in Arsal Britain Alert to Halt Exporting Its Citizens to Syria Saudi Envoy Underlines Imam Khamenei Role in Forging Unity among Muslims Bassil Meets Lavrov: We Ask for Russia’s Support in Fighting Terrorism Assad Issues Decree to Form Committee Tasked with Supervising Elections Thousands Flee Fighting in Sudan’s Kordofan: UN Ukraine Offensive Kills Several Separatists, Putin Warns of Consequences Jaafari Rejects Use of CHWs, Claims Meant to Disturb Elections Syrian Army Foils Infiltration Attempts, Chases Terrorists in Rural Aleppo, Homs UK Pleas Women Help to Prevent Britons from Joining Syria War
Move right Stop Move left
Go to
Related Articles
Palestinians to Consider ’All Options’ in Response to ’Israel’U.S. Threatens Aid Cut if Hamas-PLO Form Cabinet200 Palestinian Prisoners in Occupied Territories Go on Hunger StrikePalestinian Unity Pact and Peace Talks Compatible: AbbasHaniyeh Calls for Ending Palestinian RiftEast Jerusalem Mufti: Israel Threw Stun Grenades into Al AqsaIsraeli Forces Arrest 24 Palestinians in Al-Aqsa Clashes
Sport site News Bulletin Programs network Twitter Watch almanar Live
Contact us Guestbook Polls RSS Feeds Mailing list
Androids Iphone Ipad Blackberry Videos
Middle East
Minimize font Maximize font Save article
Samer Al-Issawi Was Freed Monday
Local Editor

Palestinian prisoner and record-breaking hunger-striker Samer al-Issawi was released from prison Monday.Samer Al-Issawi

Issawi had launched a 266-day hunger strike — from August 2012 to April 2013 — protesting his incarceration. During that time, Issawi consumed only water and intravenous vitamins. In April, under pressure from solidarity groups, fierce Palestinian protests, and international petitions and in light of Issawi’s rapidly deteriorating health, the Zionist government reached a compromise with Issawi and shortened his sentence to eight months, on the condition that he ends his hunger strike.

Palestinian news sources, citing a Facebook post by Issawi’s sister, reported that Israeli occupation forces raided Issawi’s Al-Quds home Sunday, arresting his father Tariq, and his brother, Midhat. Midhat had previously served in Israeli prison for 19 years.

Issawi was sentenced to 26 years prison in 2002 for his alleged involvement in a series of shooting attacks. However, in 2011, Issawi was released from prison prematurely as part of the prisoner swap in exchange for kidnapped IOF soldier Gilad Shalit.

Israeli officials were reportedly concerned that Issawi’s death in prison would spark riots in the West Bank, and were therefore willing to concede to his demands.

Issawi’s release Monday was greeted with sizable fanfare, as have other Palestinian prisoner releases, even when done in the middle of the night.

“The Global Campaign for Palestinian Political Prisoners warmly congratulates Samer Issawi on his victory over the Zionist oppressors, against whom he waged the longest hunger strike in recorded human history in order to secure his release,” read a statement on the “Free Samer Issawi Campaign” Facebook page , which garnered over 10,000 likes. “Samer is a hero to us, to the entire Palestinian population inside of Palestine and in the diaspora, and to millions of supporters around the world.”

 

Source: Agencies

23-12-2013 - 10:15 Last updated 24-12-2013 - 15:49 | 914 View
Name Register Nickname
Users who already have nicknames
can comment without risking their ýID’s being impersonated

Users who already have nicknames can
 insert comment using their nickname

Email
Country
Title
Message
Number of allowed characters is 700 - 700 Character left
Disclaimer Al-Manar is not responsible for the content of the comments. All opinions expressed are those of the posters not Al-Manar’s or its staff. Al-Manar reserves the right to exclude comments that contain expressions falling beyond the bounds of decency
Email Register Nickname
Users who already have nicknames
can comment without risking their ýID’s being impersonated

Insert comment

Password
Title
Message
Number of allowed characters is 700 - 700 Character left
Disclaimer Al-Manar is not responsible for the content of the comments. All opinions expressed are those of the posters not Al-Manar’s or its staff. Al-Manar reserves the right to exclude comments that contain expressions falling beyond the bounds of decency
 

Users who already have nicknames can
 insert comment using their nickname

Insert comment

Edit password

Nickname
Email
Country
Password
Password Confirmation

  Insert comment

Users who already have nicknames can
 insert comment using their nickname

Email
Edit country
Old password
New password
Confirm new password

 

Al-Manar TV Lebanon Last update 24-04-2014 22:26 Beirut Time
199682735 Visits since 24-05-2010