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Seven-Month PA Hunger Striker Hospitalized

By: JTA

Samer Issawi, who has been on a hunger strike for more than 210 days, was taken to an Israeli hospital on Wednesday from the Ofer Prison, near Jerusalem, while two other hunger strikers reached a deal with Israel and ended their hunger strikes.

Issawi was sentenced to eight months in prison and is eligible for release March 6. He was jailed for violating the terms of his release under the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap in 201. Issawi illegally entering the Judea and Samaria after having been held under administrative detention without charges.

Jaafar Izzedine and Tarek Qaadan on Wednesday agreed to halt their hunger strikes after Israel agreed to release them in May.

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  1. I am wondering why you censored my comment, in which I wondered where a Palestinian was supposed to go if forbidden from the West Bank?

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