Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hana Shalabi still held without charges by "Israel".

Day 22 of her hunger strike:

Call or email Mr. Joseph Lichterman --The Michigan Daily's editor-in-chief, at the University of Michigan.

Request that the news about Hana Shalabi's hunger strike be publicized by the Daily.

The Daily still refuses to publish an article about this Palestinian hunger striker, who is still jailed without charges. An article on Ms. Shalabi was submitted to the Daily over 2 weeks ago.

Many University of Michigan students are concerned to see that Ms. Shalabi survives and is freed. Hundreds of Palestinians are beiong held withou charges by the Israeli state.

Mr. Lichterman can be reached at: 734-418-4115, ext. 1251, or at

"Israeli troops, Palestinians clash in protest calling for release of hunger-striking prisoner"

by the Associated Press

In the Washington Post, March 8, 2012 at:

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinians demanding the release of a hunger-striking detainee have clashed with Israeli troops at a West Bank crossing into Jerusalem.

Soldiers fired tear gas and aimed a water cannon Thursday at about 50 women marching in support of Hana Shalabi, who has gone without food for 22 days.

A woman was knocked down. Palestinian teens threw rocks at the soldiers from behind the women’s march.

Shalabi was arrested Feb. 16, four months after being freed in a prisoner swap with Israel.

She is being held without formal charges in what Israel calls administrative detention.

In Gaza, about 500 women marched for Shalabi.

Another administrative detainee went without food for more than two months to protest the practice. Israel said it would release him next month, and he stopped his strike.