Israeli Court Enforces Hana Shalabi Injustice
Israel wants her dead.
by Stephen Lendman
Lawlessly detained without charge, Hana's 40th hunger strike day began. She wants freedom or death, and not just for herself. It's for thousands of wrongfully imprisoned Palestinians.
On Sunday, an Israeli military court rejected her appeal. The judge spuriously claimed grounds to continue holding her. Turning reality on its head, she threatens Israeli security, he said.
On Sunday, Addameer twittered:
"Despite her critical condition, the Israeli military judge rejected (her) appeal today, on the 39th day of her hunger strike."
On Monday, Addameer and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel said a PHR-I doctor examined her on Saturday in Meir Hospital where she's now held. Blood tests confirm more deterioration. Hana agreed to ingest calcium and Vitamin K. They protect her from imminent heart attack.
PHR-I's doctor reported further muscle atrophy, including Hana's heart muscle. She remains dangerously close to death.
Her lawyer, Jawad Boulos, said he'll appeal to Israel's High Court. He added that Hana will keep hunger striking for justice so far denied.
Though uncharged, Israel claims she's "a global jihad-affiliated operative....pos(ing an unnamed nonexistent) threat to the area."
According to Palestinian Prisoner Society President Qaddura Fares, dozens of other wrongfully detained Palestinians also refuse food, saying:
"Consultations are underway at all the occupation's prisons, and while a hunger strike is always individual, there will be a large hunger strike in different Israeli prisons in the next two months."
"The prisoners in the occupation's prisons are using the weapon of 'empty stomachs' as a result of increased repression and in the absence of a channel of dialogue with the Israeli side or negotiations with the Palestinian Authority to improve their conditions."