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Palestinian lawyer warns she will go on hunger strike

Image of Palestinian lawyer, Shireen Al-Issawi

A Palestinian lawyer has warned that she will go on hunger strike if she remains in solitary confinement in Israel’s Al-Jalama Prison, Safa news agency reported on Sunday. Shireen Al-Issawi said that her protest would be open-ended.

Al-Issawi is currently serving a four-year sentence and has been in solitary confinement since 22 June. The Israeli occupation authorities arrested her on 7 March, 2013, when she was charged with offering her professional services to Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.

According to Safa, the Israelis think that she is a conduit for contact between the Palestinian prisoners and their political leadership beyond the prison walls.

Read: Israel places hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner in solitary

Palestinian demonstrators hold placards during a demonstration in support Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails in Gaza City, Gaza on May 25, 2017 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

Palestinian demonstrators hold placards during a demonstration in support Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails in Gaza City, Gaza on 25 May 2017 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

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