Hana Shalabi: Not Quite Free at Last
Deported to Gaza, her punishment continues.
by Stephen Lendman
After ignoring her entire hunger striking ordeal, her lawless detention, and weeks of Israeli ruthlessness, The New York Times finally acknowledged she exists, but little more.
On April 1, The Times headlined "Israel Frees Palestinian Detainee After Hunger Strike of Weeks," saying:
Hana "was released from an Israeli prison on Sunday and sent into temporary exile in Gaza under a deal reached with the Israeli authorities."
The Times regurgitated baseless Israeli accusations, but admitted she was detained uncharged. The article provided sketchy information about what Palestinians endure, but fell woefully short of explaining it properly, let alone decades of Israeli oppression.
Conditionally released from detention, Hana's far from free. Maan News explained headlining, "Hana Shalabi arrives in Gaza," saying:
She "was escorted Sunday through the Erez crossing between Israel and the northern Gaza Strip...."