Samer Issawi

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
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
25 April 2013

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


Palestinian Prisoners’ Day is a reminder of the failure of the so-called leadership.

Podcast: "The jail stays inside you," says Ziad Abbas on Palestinian Prisoners' Day

Middle East Children’s Alliance activist reflects on his experience as a prisoner in Israeli jails.

Samer Issawi and Oslo

Political prisoner Samer Issawi has been resisting through hunger strikes for 250 days

Podcast: Linah Alsaafin on Maysara Abuhamdia, the latest victim of Israel’s medical neglect of prisoners

Linah Alsaafin discusses the recent imprisonment, medical neglect and death of Palestinian prisoner Maysara Abuhamdia.


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