Israeli jailers conclude written agreement with Issawi ending his hunger strike

[ PIC 23/04/2013 – 01:34 PM ]

images_News_2013_04_23_mother-0_300_0[1]OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The will of Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi triumphed over the injustice of the jailers on early Tuesday and culminated in an Israeli court verdict to release him after eight months as part of a deal with the Israeli prosecutor.

The Palestinian prisoner society stated that the Israeli prosecutor agreed on concluding an agreement as requested by Issawi and his lawyer Jawad Boulos.

According to the agreement, Issawi will serve eight months in prison as of Tuesday and then will return to his home in Issawiya district in east Jerusalem.

Issawi, who refused food for long months, is also expected to end his hunger strike on Tuesday.

Boulos, who is the director of the prisoner society’s legal unit, said the agreement also stipulates that the Israeli president should issue an amnesty decision for prisoner Issawi.

The lawyer noted that the Israeli prosecutor was lately reluctant to accept such agreement, but later he agreed because of the insistence of Issawi and as a result of his deteriorating health condition.

“No doubt, this is a big victory for Samer,” Boulos said. “His hunger strike forced the Israeli side to reverse their position.”

In a related incident, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Monday evening detained three Palestinian young men after they stormed and removed the sit-in tent that was established in solidarity with hunger striker Samer Issawi in his hometown, Al-Issawiya, north of Jerusalem.

The IOF raided the sit-in without prior notice and started to clash with the protesting young men, according to eyewitnesses.

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