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Samer Easawi: Hunger Striking for Justice

Israel holds him unjustly. It doesn't care if he lives or dies.

by Stephen Lendman

Samer's a Palestinian activist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine member. On April 15, 2002, Israel kidnapped him in Ramallah. It did so during multiple community incursions.

Samer was wrongly charged with allegedly planning attacks on Israel. When evidence doesn't exist, Israel invents it. 

He was sentenced to 30 years for supporting right over wrong. He's one of thousands of Palestinian political prisoners. They symbolize longstanding Israeli ruthlessness. 

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It's official policy. Media scoundrels suppress it. They shame themselves in the process.

In October 2011, Samer was one of hundreds of Palestinians released in exchange for Gilat Shalit. On July 7, 2012, he was rearrested. He was abducted near Hizma village. It's part of Jerusalem's municipality.

Israel claimed he violated release agreement terms. Allegedly he did so by leaving Jerusalem. He's lawlessly detained uncharged. Israeli military law permits convoluted justice. 

It permits detaining Palestinians on false charges. It permits secret evidence unavailable to counsel. It permits rearresting released prisoners for any reason or none at all. 

It permits incarcerating them until their sentences are completed. It permits doing so on the slightest pretext. It permits piling on more unjustiable charges. 

It permits any damn thing Israel wishes. Palestinians haven't a leg to stand on. Rogue states operate that way.

At least 14 other prisoners exchanged for Shalit were rearrested. Israel falsely claims they planned terrorist activities. Israel calls wanting to live free, championing civil and human rights, as well as self-defense terrorism.

Five of those rearrested were sentenced to between 24 and 38 years. They'll rot in Israel's gulag unless released.

Samer and four others are hunger striking longterm for justice. Israel doesn't care if they live or die.

Administrative detentions are imposed lawlessly. Those held may be imprisoned indefinitely without charge. They're denied due process. They're not told why they're held.

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where a hunger strike in this type of situation ha... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 5:03:23 AM