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BREAKING | Issawi continues hunger strike, stops supplements, rejects negotiations ~ by @docjazzmusic

Sunday, 21 April 2013 21:33 | by Dr. Tariq Shadid aka Doc Jazz Samer IssawiAbout one hour ago, Shireen Issawi – Samer’s sister – posted the following on her Facebook page – on day 276 of Samer Issawi’s hunger strike: “The head of the Legal Unit of the Prisoners Society, the lawyer Jawad Boulos, declared […]

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2 prisoners join solidarity hunger strike for Issawi

Maan News Agency | April 19, 2013 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Two Palestinians in Israel’s Negev prison on Friday announced an open hunger strike in solidarity with Samer Issawi. Issawi, 33, is in a critical condition in Israel’s Kaplan Medical Center after nearly nine months on hunger strike. He has lost half his body weight and […]

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Letter from Samer Issawi on Palestinian Prisoners Day (full text) Translation by @docjazzmusic

Musical Intifada | 18 April 2013 14:25 | Translation by Dr. Tariq Shadid aka Doc Jazz (See original Arabic text down below) Ramallah, April 17, 2013 From his room in Kaplan Medical Center, political prisoner Samer Issawi sent a letter via the lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoner Society saying: “I am sending my greetings to […]

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Israel frees sick prisoner Muhammed Al-Taj

Maan News Agency | April 18, 2013 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – Israel released sick Palestinian prisoner Muhammad al-Taj Thursday after a serious deterioration in his health, the Palestinian ministry of prisoners affairs announced. Al-Taj had been serving a 15-year sentence since 2003. He recently began suffering from pulmonary failure. He was immediately transferred to the Palestine […]

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Ministry: Al-Taj stable but may need surgery

Maan News Agency | April 18, 2013 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Mohammad al-Taj, who Israel freed on Thursday, is in a stable condition but may require dangerous surgery, a Palestinian Authority Health Ministry official said. Israel released al-Taj, who had carried out two long-term hunger strikes, on health grounds. He was transferred to intensive care at […]

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A sit-in in Jerusalem in solidarity with prisoners

[ PIC 18/04/2013 – 09:07 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Islamic and national forces and the Palestinian Prisoners Society organized with participation of Jerusalemite prisoners’ families on Wednesday evening a sit-in to support the prisoners on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, in Damascus Gate square in Jerusalem. The participants raised photos of Jerusalemite prisoners, […]

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#PalHunger | Intensive negotiations with hunger striker Al-Issawi

MEMO | April 18, 2013 The Palestinian Authority Minister for Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Qaraqe, has said that the Israeli General Security Service (GSS) and the legal adviser to the Israeli occupation authorities are leading intense negotiations with hunger striker Samer Al-Issawi to find a solution to his situation which will get political approval. In a […]

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Open Letter to @RogerWaters: Don’t Drop Your Boycott Call ~ by @docjazzmusic

Musical Intifada | 18 April 2013 | Dr. Tariq Shadid aka @docjazzmusic Dear Roger, I feel fortunate that I don’t need to explain to you what the devastating effects of Israel’s expansionist policies have been, and continue to be. You are very well informed, and quite aware of the extensive misery that has befallen our […]

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Activists cut through barbed wire near Ofer jail

[ PIC 17/04/2013 – 09:44 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Dozens of popular resistance activists cut through a barbed wire surrounding the Israeli Ofer jail to the west of Ramallah on Wednesday morning. Activists, who were celebrating the Palestinian prisoner’s day, marched from Rafat village, which overlooks the jail, to Ofer where more than 800 Palestinians […]

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Mass hunger strike in all occupation jails to mark Prisoners’ Day

[ PIC 17/04/2013 – 09:37 PM ] RAMALLAH, GAZA, (PIC)– Some 5,000 Palestinian captives in Israeli jails went on a one-day hunger strike on Wednesday to mark the Prisoners’ Day. The prisoners refused breakfast as part of a final warning message to leaders of the Prison Service to meet their fair and legitimate demands and […]

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Issawi calls for ‘rage and solidarity’ on Prisoners Day

Maan News Agency | April 17, 2013 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Long-term hunger striker Samer Issawi on Wednesday called for “rage and solidarity” to mark Palestinian Prisoners Day. “Greetings to all without exception. I urge all the noble people of our Arab and Muslim nation as well as the free people of the world to turn […]

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Palestinian prisoners threaten to escalate their protests

[ PIC 17/04/2013 – 12:34 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails threatened to escalate their protest steps in order to be recognized as war prisoners. The prisoners called on the head of the Israeli government to take the necessary steps to recognize them as war prisoners and to give them their rights […]

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Israeli occupation sends negotiators to captive Issawi’s room

[ PIC 16/04/2013 – 09:19 PM ] RAMALLAH, AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Palestinian human rights sources said that the Israeli authorities have continued attempts to persuade the Jerusalemite hunger striking prisoner Samer Issawi to stop his hunger strike and accept a proposal to deport him from Jerusalem in exchange for his release. Jawad Boulos, director of the […]

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Lawyer: Israel pressuring Issawi to end hunger strike

Maan News Agency | April 16, 2013 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Intensive efforts are being made by Israel to convince hunger-striking prisoner Samer Issawi to end his protest action, a lawyer said Tuesday. Israeli negotiators have been visiting Issawi at Kaplan Medical Center since Friday and pressuring him to accept proposals to end his hunger strike, […]

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Samer Barq interrogated by U.S. officers from FBI in Israeli jails

Al Qassam Website | 15-04-2013,08:10 Palestinian human rights sources said that the hunger striking prisoner Samer Barq, from Jayous village near the city of Qalqilya northern West Bank, is being interrogated by U.S. officers from the FBI. Helmi Barq, the captive’s father, reported that his son, who has been on hunger strike for 50 days, […]

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