Skip to comments.PA: Israel Refused to Release Hunger Striking Terrorist
Posted on 04/14/2013 11:38:23 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
Israel has rejected appeals to release a Palestinian Authority terrorist prisoner on a long-term hunger strike to the PA-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria, the PAs prisoner affairs minister Issa Qaraqea told AFP on Saturday.
Qaraqea said Israeli officials told him that Samer Issawi, who has intermittently refused food for more than eight months, "is in critical condition and might die at any moment."
Issawi, 33, was first arrested in 2002 and sentenced to 26 years for terrorist activity. He was released in the Shalit deal in October 2011, but rearrested in July for violating the terms of the release agreement.
Israel has ordered that he serve the remainder of his original sentence.
Issawi's health has deteriorated because of his prolonged fast, and he is being held in an Israeli hospital. An Israeli official told AFP he could "immediately be released to Gaza."
Qaraqea, however, said the PA had requested that he be released temporarily to Judea and Samaria.
"We proposed that they release him to Ramallah for a while and they refused," he told AFP.
"We agreed to send him to Europe for a few months to receive medical treatment and then come back again but they refused."
On Friday, Israel said it was willing to deport Issawi to any EU member country or any UN member country, but an EU spokesman told AFP that "Israel has not formally approached the EU on this subject."
Issawi is the last of four Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist prisoners who were on extended hunger strikes in Israeli prisons, after two ended their fast in February and a third was exiled to Gaza for 10 years.
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For under a dime, they could pop a round between his eyes, and the PA wouldn’t hesitate to do the same, that is, unless they could torture the prisoner first. So I say “so what?”
Reminds me of the hunger-striking terrorists up in Northern Ireland. When Bobby Sands died in 1981, all the blasted “Murdered By Britain” propaganda posters went up all over Dublin; I was only twelve at the time and I was disgusted by the spectacle. (I won’t even go into the so-called “dirty protests” . . .)
“For under a dime, they could pop a round between his eyes, and the PA wouldnt hesitate to do the same, that is, unless they could torture the prisoner first. So I say so what?”
Or, they could stand on his oxygen tube and save the dime, assuming he really is in extremis and hospitalized.
Or they could just send him to Ghaza and let their health care system do its best.
I wonder if pork can be liquefied to be injected intravenous...?
Make a great SNL skit
He's dead...Oops.. sorry dude...
Yea....my give damn button broke permanently on 911.
I have zero intention to ever forgive and forget the fraud you people created willingly, so you could be used as cannon fodder in advancing Islamist ideals and their agenda.
You want to live in abject poverty to illicit sympathy. Said poverty is institutional and demonstrated by your unique malisciousness in destroying working and profitable green houses when Israel handed you a bit of land, in their effort appease you for a moment and placate anamoral worlds demands.
FOAD GTH and burn....
Too expensive. Enteral tube + restraints is much cheaper.
put some nice food in his cage and keep the damn door locked until he either eats it or dies. and stop talking about it. show him the respect of leting him decide if he wants to go collect his 72 virgins now or later.
On reflection, they should go to Costco STAT, pick up a a liter of aspirin and give him an enema ala Chicago style.
You mean, thick square crust with lots of tomato sauce? If you can fit it into the tube, be my guest.
why on earth should they release him?
Because they’re stupid and have a death wish. If they were smart, they would link his release to Johnathan Pollard’s. When Obama adamantly refuses to do that (as agreed in advance behind the scenes), they can shrug their shoulders and say “we tried”. Scary thing is he might just release Pollard, just so that bozo the dying terrorist can get out of jail free. So never mind. Forget that.