prisoner swap

Hunger strike marks "turning point" in fight against Israel's deportations, says rights group

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Abeyat
25 April 2013

Samer Issawi has won a pledge to be allowed return to Jerusalem, after refusing Israel’s offers of exile.

Israel “tried to banish me for 28 years,” says hunger striker Ayman Sharawna

Joe Catron
Gaza City
25 March 2013

During the last month of his protest, Sharawna’s captors only allowed him use the bathroom twice a day.

Veteran prisoner Maher Younis goes on hunger strike

Maher Younis has been in prison for 31 years; in a message from Gilboa jail, his fellow detainees are demanding his release.

Samer Issawi vows to continue hunger strike following Jerusalem court sentence today

Hunger striker sentenced by Jerusalem court for eight months but faces a further twenty years under military court order.

Israel's "most wanted man" finally tells his story

Mohammed Suliman
Gaza City
25 January 2013

Dozens of unarmed Palestinians had been slain in the two weeks before Abdel Aziz Salha stabbed an Israeli soldier.

Jerusalemite faces decades in prison after visiting nearby village

Maath Musleh
Jerusalem
20 August 2012
Samer Issawi faces essentially a life sentence after his arrest in a Jerusalem-area village, which Israel says is outside the city municipality and therefore violates a prisoner swap agreement that won Isaswi’s release last year.

"We will not be silenced": Stop the Wall youth activist speaks on repression and resistance

Eoin O'Ceallaigh
17 May 2012
Hassan Kharajeh, a youth coordinator with Stop the Wall, on the role played by youth in the hunger strike demonstrations, and why they have Israel scared.

Interview: "counterrevolution" threatens mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners

Asa Winstanley
Ramallah
17 April 2012
The Palestinian Authority announced that Palestinian Prisoners’ Day would mark the start of a massive new wave of hunger strikes. But factionalism threatens the success of this movement, says Addameer’s Mourad Jadallah in an interview with The Electronic Intifada.

Interview with Addameer's Mourad Jadallah: hunger strikes reignite prisoner movement

Asa Winstanley
London
1 March 2012
Mourad Jadallah discusses the case of Khader Adnan, the hunger striking Palestinian political prisoner who made administrative detention an international issue.

How my uncle in Gaza filled me with hope of return

Fidaa Elaydi
Maghazi refugee camp
10 January 2012
Traveling back to Gaza, Fidaa Elaydi finally meets her uncle, who was released from Israeli jail as part of the prisoner swap in October. With his release, and the ability to spend time together, she says it changed the dynamic of her family.

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