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.