#PalHunger | Shireen, Sister of hunger-striker Samer Issawi detained in Jerusalem

Maan News Agency | Dec 18, 2012

Samer before and after his hungerstrike, last picture made at court few days ago

Samer before and after his hungerstrike, last picture made at court few days ago

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The sister of hunger-striker Samer Issawi was arrested from their East Jerusalem home on Tuesday, prisoners rights group Addameer said.

Shireen Issawi was detained by Israeli forces in Issawiya after she tried to access her brother’s court hearing earlier in the day, the group said.

The family were blocked by Israeli forces at the court when they tried to greet Samer, and later denied access to the court, prisoners groups said. Samer has been on hunger strike for 140 days in Israeli jail.

An Israeli police spokesman did not return calls seeking comment on the arrest.


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