Day 205 - Free Hunger Striking Palestinian Political Prisoner Samer Issawi

The Free Samer Issawi Campaign, February 13, 2013




Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To Return Coalition and the Free Samer Issawi

Campaign call on all people of conscience to take immediate action to help

save the life of Palestinian political prisoner Samer Issawi who has been on

a hunger strike for 205 days.


Issawi has been detained by Israeli authorities without any charge

whatsoever.  He had been released from prison in October 2011 as a part of

the Shalit prisoner swap. But was detained again without charge and has been

refusing food since July 2012 to protest his detention. He is in critical

condition. He is losing his vision, vomiting blood and lapsing in and out of



The Israeli occupation authorities and courts continue to detain

Palestinians under the "Emergency Law of 1945", which was in force during

the British Mandate of Palestine. This "law", which violates international

law, allows the Zionist authorities to detain Palestinians without trial or

providing reason, and to repeatedly extend the term of detention. The

Israeli authorities have also ratified the Unlawful Combatant Law of 2000,

which allows the occupation state to detain Palestinians without charge or

disclosure of the term of detention. There are currently about 290

Palestinian administrative detainees. In addition to Issawi, Jafar Izzeddin,

Ayman Sharawneh and Tariq Qadan are also on hunger strike to protest prison

conditions and administrative detention.




Please join the voices and support around the world to save Samer Issawi's

life and demand his immediate release from prison!


Write to President Obama and voice your concern and demand that the US

administration intervene to demand the immediate release of Samer Issawi,

the other hungers strikers, and all the administrative detainees and

Palestinian political prisoners including the children. You can use the

online form at:


Also please Call US Secretary of State John Kerry at 1-202-647-4000 or

Office of Near East Affairs at 1-202-647-7209 Demand that the Secretary

intervene for the immediate release of Samer Issawi, the other hungers

strikers, all Palestinian administrative detainees and political prisoners

including the children.


Organize rallies at Israeli embassies and consulates, and elsewhere. Help

spread awareness through social media, and forward to all your contacts

after you take action!


Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition PO Box 131352 Carlsbad, CA

92013, USA

Tel: 760-918-9441

Fax: 760-918-9442




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