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Challenging Israeli State Terror
Hana Shalabi to be freed in exchange for deportation to Gaza.
by Stephen Lendman
Among other methods, lawlessly imprisoned Palestinians do it by hunger striking. Khader Adnan got world attention. He endured 66 days before Israel agreed to release him on April 17. He continues struggling to regain health and survive.
On March 30, Hana Shalabi's 43rd hunger strike day began. She also got widespread attention. Courageous struggles for justice draw support. At times, good news follows.
On March 30, Maan News headlined, "Officials say deal reached to free Hana Shalabi," saying:
Knowledgeable officials told Maan late Thursday she'll be sent to Gaza "in exchange for giving up a 43-day strike against Israel's policy of holding detainees without charge."
The Palestinian Prisoners Society confirmed the deal. In a statement, it praised Hana's resolve. It thanked her for drawing wide attention to Israeli lawlessness and brutal treatment of detainees. PPS head Qadoura Fares said Hana agreed to terms even though "(w)e reject deportation, but this is her decision and her own life."
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