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Samer needs urgent medical care. He's physically deteriorated. His life hangs by a thread. Boulos wants him hospitalized. He suffers severe chest pain and other symptoms. Bodily cuts need treatment.

A brief session was held. The judge acknowledged Samer's "difficult" condition. He "needs to be seen by a doctor," he said. He stopped short of ordering it. On December 27, another session is planned.

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Boulos also said soldiers beat Samer again when he tried to talk to reporters. PPS head, Qaddoura Fares, said Israel often attacks and humiliates detainees and family members in court. Presiding military judges don't intervene.

Israel brutalizes Palestinians. Justice isn't just denied. It's trampled and stomped on ruthlessly.

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Ayman Sharawneh refused food for over 170 days. Palestine's Ministry of Prisoner Affairs said he suffers from muscle spasms, memory loss, and severe kidney and abdominal pains.

He and Samer refused Israel's release offer. It's conditional on exile. Israeli prison services spokeswoman Siwan Weizman dismissively said they were "both fine."

In October 2011, they were freed as part of the Israeli/Hamas prisoner exchange. Later they were rearrested. They're hunger striking for long-denied freedom and justice.

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On November 22, Israel arrested Jafar Azzadine, Tarek Qa'adan and Yousef Yassin. They've been hunger striking for 22 days. They issued a joint statement, saying:

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