[Pnews] Re-arrested Palestinian prisoner Randa Shahatit launches hunger strike against her isolation

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  Re-arrested prisoner Randa Shahatit launches hunger strike against her

January 26, 2017

Re-arrested Palestinian prisoner Randa Shahatit 
has launched a hunger strike <http://asravoice.ps/post/5288>; as of 26 
January, she has been refusing food for four days in protest of her 
re-arrest and her isolation in HaSharon prison. Shahatit, 29, was seized 
by occupation forces on Friday night, 20 January, at an Israeli 
occupation military checkpoint at the entrance to al-Fuwwar refugee camp 
south of al-Khalil.

She has previously been arrested on multiple occasions 
freed from a 50-month sentence in the Wafa al-Ahrar prisoner exchange 
in 2011, she was seized on 4 August 2016 and accused of “violating the 
terms of her release.” She was released 12 days later on bail conditions 
while her case was considered by the secret Israeli military committee 
that can re-impose former sentences on prisoners freed in prisoner 
exchanges. During this time, she was forbidden to leave her hometown of 
Yatta or participate in any events and ordered to report weekly to the 
Israeli military base in Kiryat Arba illegal settlement. On 3 January, 
her confinement was lifted and Palestinian lawyer Ahmad Safia reported 
that the Ofer military court had decided not to reimpose her sentence 
but that for four years, she “must not breach her release conditions.”

However, only two weeks later, Shahatit was again arrested. She is now 
accused of violating her bail conditions while the military commission 
reviewed her case. Shahatit, who has a bachelor’s degree in law, is 
married to Yousef Abu Sabha, who was with her when she was taken from 
their car. They have three children, Hamza, Ibrahim and Abrar, who are 3 
years old, 2 years old and 9 months old. She will have another hearing 
in the Ofer military court today, 26 January, reported her sister, Jihan 
Shahatit. http://asramedia.ps/post/14957

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