Samer Issawi

Two unequal worlds in Israeli-occupied Jerusalem

Budour Youssef Hassan
Jerusalem
18 December 2014

Placing the village of Issawiyeh under siege has not stopped local youth from resisting Israel’s occupation.

Israeli court extends Samer Issawi's detention

Rearrested Palestinian prisoners who released in the October 2011 Gilad Shalit prisoner swap could be issued original sentences.

Israeli forces rearrest hunger striker Samer Issawi

Reneging on deals, Israel has rearrested dozens of prisoners released in prisoner exchanges or agreements.

Israel's relentless persecution of the Issawi family

Patrick O. Strickland
Issawiyeh
2 May 2014
Smiling woman wearing traditional dress hugs young man

Shireen Issawi held in solitary confinement in Israeli interrogation center.

Israel "punishing" hunger-striking prisoners, say rights groups

The United Nations estimates that 750,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israel since 1967.

Samer Issawi’s struggle in Israeli jail inspired “entire generation” in Jerusalem

Samer Issawi is released from 17 months in Israeli jail; a report on forced displacement of Palestinians in Haifa; and news headlines.

Solidarity helped me keep fighting, says released hunger striker Samer Issawi

Budour Youssef Hassan
Issawiyeh
1 January 2014

Prisoner’s sister and mother played critical role in hunger striker’s campaign for freedom.

Hunger striker Samer Issawi welcomed home in Jerusalem

Issawi released from Israeli prison after 17 months; release agreement was secured after he refused food for 266 days.

Podcast: Youth in West Bank village under constant attacks by Israeli army, settlers

Mousa Abu Maria talks about the Israeli army’s expanding arrests and detentions of children from Beit Ommar.

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.

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