Palestinian Prisoner on Hunger Strike Given 8 Month Sentence

Samer Issawi, who has been on hunger strike since August, was released in the Gilad Shalit deal and then rearrested; citing classified evidence of another violation, prosecutors argued that he should serve out the remainder of his original sentence.

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Hundreds of Palestinians gathered in the West Bank town of Beitounia on Thursday morning for a mass protest march to Israel’s Ofer military prison,...