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15 Apr 2013
Former Hunger Striker Arrested Once Again

Tha’er Halahlah, the famous Palestinian (former) hunger striker, has once again been arrested by the Israeli Occupation Forces.

Halahlah participated in a hunger strike in protest of his administrative detention, without charge and trial, by the Israeli Occupation Forces. After 77 days without food, he was finally released on the 5th of June, 2012. He had been imprisoned for almost three years.

Halahlah has previously told PSP that by his 60th day without food, he had began to believe he would die, and by his 70th day, he had lost hope that he would ever see his family again. Halahlah’s wife described the days of his strike as the most difficult moments of her life, explaining that she was constantly worried about … Continue reading

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20 Mar 2013
Samer Issawi Will Not Leave His Home

Recently the Israeli occupation forces offered a voluntary deportation to the famous hunger striker Samer Issawi. The Israeli’s offered to deport Samer to Gaza, the systematic removal of Palestinians from Palestine is a crime, and therefore he refused the Israeli offer. Samer is from East Jerusalem and told the Israeli’s that he would only agree to be released back to his home in Jerusalem. Samer decision to refuse the offer is a testament to the strength and reliance of the Palestinian hunger strikers. “I would prefer to die in a hospital bed than be deported from Jerusalem.” Samer, a religious man, believes his soul is in Jerusalem and is willing … Continue reading

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19 Oct 2012
Beit Ommar Popular Committee and PSP Thanks Journalists for Their Cooperation

On Saturday October 13th, Beit Ommar Popular Committee and PSP invited journalists to recognize and honor them for the true patriot efforts to cover the non violent popular resistance activities. The event also expressed appreciation for their work to expose the Israeli occupation, ongoing crimes and attacks against Palestinian people, land, tress and human rights in general.

Tha’er Halahlah was also invited and a special notice was paid to his brave struggle, and victory, against administrative detention through 79 days of hunger strike. He was honored for his struggle and steadfastness against the Israeli occupation suppression and repression.

Younes Arar, the … Continue reading

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4 Jul 2012
Palestinian Hunger Striker Thaer Halahleh Speaks to PSP

On June 5th, 2012, Palestinian activist Thaer Halahleh was released from prison after completing his 77th day of a hunger strike. Thaer began his strike on March 9th, along with fellow inmate Bilal Thiab, to protest their imprisonment for almost three years without charge or trial under Israel’s administrative detention policy.

After 30 days of refusing food, Thaer was transferred to the Ramleh prison hospital in critical state, where his inhumane treatment did not end. He described the horrible medical care given to himself and other Palestinian prisoners, recalling how even those with severe illnesses such as cancer were just given water and painkillers. He contrasted these conditions with those of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held captive by Hamas … Continue reading

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3 May 2012

Originally found at NYTimes.com

By Jody Rudoren

KHARAS, West Bank — The newest heroes of the Palestinian cause are not burly young men hurling stones or wielding automatic weapons. They are gaunt adults, wrists in chains, starving themselves inside Israeli prisons.

Each day since April 17, scores of Palestinian prisoners have joined a hunger strike that officials say now counts more than 1,500 participants. And on Thursday, the Palestinian Authority’s minister of detainees said that if Israel did not yield to their demands for improved prison conditions, the remaining 3,200 would soon join in.

The two longest-striking prisoners, who have gone without food for 66 days, appeared in wheelchairs before Israel’s Supreme Court on Thursday morning, pleading for their release from what is … Continue reading