People’s gathering in front of Samer Issawi’s house in Jerusalem on Monday (23/12) to welcome the longest hunger striker detainee to be released

Jerusalem, 20 Shafar 1435 / 23 December 2013 MINA) – The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) officially told the family of captive Samer Al-Issawi, who is due to be released on Monday, not to organize festivities to celebrate his release.

Samer’s father, Tarek, said that Israeli policemen in Issawiye village broke into his home at dawn Monday and served him a notification warning him against organizing any celebrations on the occasion of his release, Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported as quoted Mi’raj News Agency (MINA).

He quoted the policemen as saying that no march should be organized for this occasion, adding that they had information that the Democratic Front was planning to organize a march in the village’s streets.

The father said that the notification stipulated a ban on marches starting from today till Tuesday morning, adding that the police summoned him twice yesterday and this morning just to foil the family’s joy with the release of Samer.

Jerusalemite captive Samer al-Issawi, 33, had gone on hunger strike for nine months, the longest in human history, demanding his freedom.

The IOA would not declare the exact time for his release or where he would be released.(T/P03/P04)


Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)



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