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  • Dozens of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners moved to Israeli hospitals

    May 29, 2014 | 8:59 am

    At least 40 Palestinians in Israeli prisons have been hospitalized in Israel following a hunger strike lasting more than a month.

    None of the prisoners had a life-threatening condition, an Israel Prison Service spokesman told The New York Times on Wednesday.

    But the Palestinian...

  • Palestinian prisoners hold solidarity hunger strike on ‘Catastrophe Day’

    May 14, 2014 | 10:04 am

    Several hundred Palestinian prisoners in Israel went on a one-day hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners who have refused food for three weeks.

    Wednesday’s strike comes on the Gregorian anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day, which Palestinians observe as Nakba...

  • Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails lauch hunger strike over dead inmate

    April 3, 2013 | 7:21 am

    More than 4,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have launched a hunger strike over the death of a Palestinian inmate from cancer.

    The inmates sent back their food on Wednesday morning to protest the death of Maysara Abuhamdieh, 64, of esophageal cancer. Many also had sent...

  • Two Palestinians end hunger strike that fueled protests

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    February 27, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    Two Palestinian prisoners whose hunger strike stoked clashes in the West Bank have ended their protest after Israel agreed to release them in May, a Palestinian official said on Wednesday.

    The men were among four prisoners held without formal charge in an Israeli jail who have...

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  • Palestinian protesters for hunger strikers, Israeli soldiers clash again

    February 21, 2013 | 8:09 am

    At least 1,000 Palestinians demonstrated near a West Bank prison -- the latest rally in support of inmates on long-term hunger strikes.

    The protesters threw stones at Israeli security forces and burned tires after being stopped at the military checkpoint in the West Bank...

  • Imprisoned Palestinian soccer player will end fast

    June 18, 2012 | 5:41 pm

    A soccer player from Gaza held by Israel without trial for nearly three years has agreed to end his three-month hunger strike in exchange for hospital treatment and an early release, his lawyer said on Monday.

    Mahmoud al-Sarsak, 25, was detained under Israel’s “unlawful combatants”...

  • Palestinian inmates agree to end hunger strike

    May 14, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails agreed on Monday to an Egyptian-brokered deal aimed at ending a mass hunger strike that challenged Israel’s policy of detention without trial and raised fears of a bloody Palestinian backlash if any protesters died.

    Most of some 1,600...

  • Palestinians escalate hunger-strike in Israel jails

    May 11, 2012 | 8:07 am

    Hundreds of Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli jails said on Friday they would shun vitamin supplements and prison clinics in an escalation of their mass protest against detention conditions.

    “We swear we will not retreat. We are potential martyrs. Either we live in dignity or...

  • Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners moved to hospital

    May 1, 2012 | 11:15 am

    Two hunger-striking Palestinians in Israeli jails have been moved to an Israeli hospital in poor condition, their lawyer said.

    Bilal Diab, 27, of Jenin, and Thaer Halahla, 33, of Hebron, are at risk of death, according to the Palestinian Ma’an news agency. Both have marked their...

  • Israel punishes Palestinian hunger-strikers

    April 23, 2012 | 12:06 pm

    Israel has taken measures against some 1,200 Palestinian prisoners on a hunger strike, denying them family visits and separating them from inmates not taking part in the protest, prison authorities said on Monday.

    The open-ended strike, dubbed the “battle of empty stomachs” by...

  • Former Palestinian hunger striker released from Israeli jail

    April 18, 2012 | 9:48 am

    Khader Adnan, a Palestinian who went on a 63-day hunger strike to protest his administrative detention, was released from an Israeli jail to his home in the West Bank.

    Hundreds of Palestinian supporters came out late Tuesday night to greet Adnan, who first stopped to meet with the...

  • Palestinian prisoners launch hunger strike

    April 17, 2012 | 10:00 am

    At least 1,200 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have launched an open-ended hunger strike.

    The hunger strikes began Tuesday, on what the Palestinians observe as Prisoners’ Day, which honors prisoners being held in Israeli jails.

    Another 2,300 prisoners declared that they...

  • Palestinians in Israeli jails set to launch hunger strike

    April 16, 2012 | 9:34 am

    More than 1,600 Palestinians in Israeli jails reportedly are set to launch a hunger strike on what is called Palestinian Prisoners Day.

    The coordinated hunger strike is scheduled to begin Tuesday, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported. But it is unclear whether Fatah and Hamas...

  • Palestinian woman deported to Gaza after ending hunger strike

    April 2, 2012 | 12:05 am

    A Palestinian woman jailed in Israel who ended a 43-day hunger strike was deported to the Gaza Strip.

    Hana Shalabi, a member of Islamic Jihad, agreed March 29 to end her hunger strike and be freed in exchange for spending the next three years in Gaza.

    The Palestinian Ma’an news...

  • Palestinian held by Israel ends fast, eyes Gaza exile

    March 29, 2012 | 6:06 pm

    A Palestinian woman on hunger strike in protest at her detention without charges by Israel will be deported to the Gaza Strip under a deal ending her fast, boths sides said on Thursday.

    Hana Shalabi, a member of the Islamic Jihad militant group, stopped taking food after Israeli...

  • Palestinian hunger striker in ‘mortal danger’

    March 21, 2012 | 10:39 am

    A Palestinian woman jailed in Israel who has been on a hunger strike for more than a month is in “immediate mortal danger,” a human rights group said.

    Hana Shalbi, a member of Islamic Jihad, is in the 35th day of a hunger strike to protest being held under administrative detention...

  • Palestinian to continue hunger strike despite detention cut

    March 5, 2012 | 10:32 am

    A Palestinian woman on a hunger strike in an Israeli prison said she will continue to fast despite having her detention cut.

    Hana Shalabi, 30, a member of Islamic Jihad, reportedly began a hunger strike 18 days ago after being put under administrative detention.

    An Israeli military...

  • Palestinian woman on hunger strike in prison

    February 27, 2012 | 10:11 am

    A Palestinian woman, released by Israel in a prisoner swap last year but re-arrested earlier this month and held without charge, is on a hunger strike to protest at her treatment, officials said on Monday.

    Hana Shalabi started refusing to eat 12 days ago, her lawyer and a...

  • Palestinian prisoner ends 66-day hunger strike

    February 21, 2012 | 8:06 am

    A Palestinian held in an Israeli jail without charge agreed to end his 66-day hunger strike.

    Khader Adnan, 33, ended the hunger strike Tuesday after the State Prosecutor’s Office agreed that it would not renew his administrative detention, which is set to end on April 17.

    Adnan has...

  • Carter Center calls on Israel to release or charge hunger striker

    February 17, 2012 | 10:35 am

    The Carter Center called on the Israeli government to either charge or release a Palestinian prisoner on a hunger strike.

    The center founded by former President Jimmy Carter asked Israel on Thursday to release Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, who was arrested in December on the...

  • Thousands rally in Gaza, West Bank for hunger striker

    February 17, 2012 | 8:39 am

    Several thousand Palestinians rallied in Gaza and the West Bank Friday in support of jailed Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan, who is on the 62nd day of a hunger strike to protest against his detention by Israel.

    “We are all Khader Adnan,” chanted crowds gathered in the Gaza Strip,...

  • Palestinian on hunger strike in Israeli prison denied release

    February 14, 2012 | 10:46 am

    A Palestinian man in the 59th day of a hunger strike was denied release from an Israeli prison, where he is being held without charge.

    Khader Adnan has been held in an Israeli prison since his arrest by Israeli soldiers on Dec. 17. He can be held in administrative detention, without...

  • Michael Fassbender on “Shame,” sadism, playing a Jewish supervillain and why he’s not in therapy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 5, 2011 | 11:54 pm

    “Shame, shame, shame, shame,” Michael Fassbender, who very much seems to be the actor of the moment, sang in a goofy baritone recently.  His impromptu ditty was unexpected, given that he was in the middle of an intense discussion about his two latest films:  Steve McQueen’s...

  • Shalit’s father denies hunger strike reports

    December 5, 2011 | 6:13 pm

    The father of Gilad Shalit denied reports that his son went on a hunger strike toward the end of his captivity.

    “He was in such a deteriorated physical state that they had to connect him to an IV,” Noam Shalit said at a journalism conference in Eilat, according to Haaretz. “It...

  • Demjanjuk threatens hunger strike

    February 23, 2011 | 10:49 am

    Accused Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk said he will start a hunger strike in two weeks unless new evidence is introduced in his trial in Germany.

    On Tuesday, the day scheduled for final arguments in his 16-month trial in Munich, Demjanjuk was brought into the courtroom holding a...

  • Community Briefs

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Armenians Threaten Another Protest

    A group of 14 Armenian American college students, who ended a six-day hunger strike outside the Museum of Tolerance on April 21, have threatened to resume their protests unless the museum gives the recognition to the Armenian genocide of 1915,...

  • Berkeley Comes to Israel

    By Larry Derfner

    November 26, 1998 | 6:59 pm

    At the beginning of this week, dozens of Israeli university students entered the third week of their hunger strike. The country's 175,000 university students entered the second month of their strike from classes. Along the way students have been clubbed and even horsewhipped by...
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