Resisting Israeli Oppression Courageously
by Stephen Lendman
On Friday, Hana Shalabi begins day 23 of her hunger strike.
On March 8, women worldwide commemorate International Women's Day. It celebrates over a century of economic, political, and social achievements.
This year for Palestinians, Hana Shalabi's hunger strike for justice is highlighted. After three weeks, it's taken a toll. Nonetheless, she's determined to resist Israel's lawless arrest, detention, torture, and degrading treatment.
Since arrested on February 16, she's only ingested water. However, for the past five days, extreme nausea prevents her from drinking more than 1.5 liters daily.
Steadily her health deteriorates. She's experiencing chest pain and dizziness. Her lawyer said she can barely speak. She's also tired and can't move much.
She refuses Israeli Prison Prison Service (IPS) medical care. She'll accept only Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I) doctors. On March 4, IPS officials denied PHR-I's request to see her.