Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Israel re-arrests hunger striker released last year

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces re-arrested former hunger striker Thaer Halahla in Ramallah early Wednesday, locals said.

Israeli soldiers raided Halahla's home and a neighboring residence in Ramallah, damaging the contents of his home and confiscating his mobile phone, witnesses told Ma'an.

His wife Shirin Halahla passed out during the arrest and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Halahla, from the Hebron-district town of Kharas, held a 77-day hunger strike last year to protest his detention without charge by Israel.

He was released in June 2012 after reaching a deal with Israeli prison authorities and greeted by crowds of supporters. more