Tuesday 07 February 2023 

Samer Issawi suspends hunger strike

The Palestinian captive Samer Al-Issawi suspended his hunger strike after the Israeli Prison Services (IPS) responded to his demands on Friday.

The Commission for Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs affirmed in a brief statement that Samer Al-Issawi suspended his hunger strike after meeting his demands.


Al-Issawi started his hunger strike 26 days ago in solidarity with the Palestinian families whose slain relatives' bodies are still held in Israeli morgues.


On November 14, Al-Issawi was transferred to Raymond prison after he refused to end the strike.


Two days ago, Al-Issawi was subjected to a severe attack at the hands of the Israeli jailers.


Al-Issawi was arrested in 2003 and sentenced to 30 years in prison, before being released in the 2011 exchange deal, but he was rearrested in July 2012.


Protesting his 2012 re-arrest, Al-Issawi launched a 9-month hunger strike ended with his release in December 2013. He was later re-arrested in June 2014.


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