Apr 4, 2012

Shalabi Gets Freedom

Hana ShalabiAfter 43 days of hunger strike, Hana Shalabi was finally freed when the Israeli occupation authorities deported her to Gaza, in a move described by the Palestinians as a “war crime” and a “crime against humanity”. Shalabi has reportedly been on a hunger strike since February 16, when she was re-arrested. The 29-year-old female Palestinian prisoner has been under “administrative detention.”
In Gaza, people bearing her picture and calling out her name were waiting for her with the participation of officials from the Islamic Jihad and Hamas movements. The Islamic Jihad movement asserted its rejection to deportation policy but welcomed the arrival of Shalabi to Gaza.
Shalabi is one of the detainees re-arrested by Israeli forces over the past few weeks. The detainees were freed from Israeli jails in October and December of last year under a deal mediated by Egypt to free 1,027 Palestinian inmates in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
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