Palestinian Hunger-striker Refuses to Participate in Trial, Likens Health to Holocaust Victim

Security prisoner Samer Issawi, released from Israeli prison in Gilad Shalit prisoner swap deal and re-arrested last August, is in eighth month of hunger strike.

Samer Issawi, the Palestinian security prisoner who has been on hunger strike for eight months, announced on Monday that he would not cooperate in a trial against him and likened his deteriorating health to that of a Holocaust victim.