Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rana Hamadey: Our [Mis]Understanding of History on Day 12 of Hana al-Shalabi’s Hunger Strike

"Hana Yahya al-Shalabi was among the Palestinian prisoners released in exchange for Gilad Shalit in October 2011. When she was released she had been under administrative detention for two years already. On February 16th she was arrested again and given another detention order for six months. She began a hunger strike immediately, and continuing what Khader Adnan began, she is fighting against the illegal practice of administrative detention, and her cruel treatment at the hands of Israeli forces. Today is day 12 of her hunger strike.

Hana Al-Shalabi has reminded me of Black Panther activist Assata Shakur. After six attempts by American intelligence at framing her with various bank robberies and murders, all of which were dismissed in court, Assata was charged with the murder of two policemen. Her eventual conviction was the result of an unfair trial which ignored evidence in her favour in order to ensure her guilt."
 Read the rest of Rana Hamadey's post at her excellent blog entitled; Zaytouni.

Comment: See Samidoun: Palestinian Prison Solidarity Network for more information on how to take action on behalf of Hana al-Shalabi who, as of this writing, is on her 13th day of a hunger strike.



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