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WATCH: Samer Issawi – the stomach as a weapon

Samer Issawi, 33 years old, from the village of Issawiya on the outskirts of Jerusalem, was released from Israeli prison as part of Shalit deal, but was arrested a few months ago on suspicion of violating the terms of his release. Samer is being held in administrative detention, without trial, and indefinitely, while the army seeks to re-sentence him to the remainder of the 30-year sentence from his previous conviction. Ina protest of his illegal arrest, Issawi started a hunger strike, that has gone on for over 200 days. His life is in danger.

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    1. A fast near to death changes all who face it–including he refusing to eat. He has turned the boxed life given to him inward. This should be a warning and lesson to us all.

      I have read his statement. But I do not think it fully reflects what has happened to him; this we will likely never know.

      How can there not be social unrest upon his death? And who shall we blame for that?

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      • The Trespasser

        That guy was released on probation and violated its terms.

        Why should be there social unrest if a convict terrorist dies?

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        • Levi

          Provide evidence of these ‘violations’ and sources not provided by the IDF. Since the IDF is anything but a source of reliable information. What were his terms, what did he violate – when and how.

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        • You can’t tell Palestinians what to think, T. That sort of sums you logic overall, I think.

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