Gaza (SaebPress) — Last Saturday 24th March, SaebPress reported that, the Palestinian Authority minister of prisoners saying that ‘Israel’ offered to deport hunger-striker Hana Shalabi to Gaza Strip, but the government rejected the offer, “We did not agree on such a proposal, neither do we legitimize deportation.” Issa Qaraqe said.
Hana Shalabi has become weak, unable to stand up or even sleep or talk, Qaraqe said. Shalabi is also suffering spells of dizziness after losing a lot of weight, “The Israelis should release Shalabi, because she was illegally detained, and the court has no evidence to incriminate or detain her.” Qaraqe added.
Hana Shalabi to end hunger strike
Meanwhile, a deal to release Palestinian hunger-striker Hana Shalabi to the blockaded Gaza Strip temporarily was reached late Thursday, the Ma’an Palestinian News Agency reported.
Palestinian authority officials said Shalabi will be sent to Gaza for three years in exchange for giving up a 43-day hunger strike. Sources reported that the agreement was reached after the Red Cross and several Palestinian officials intervened with Shalabi’s consent.
Moreover, An Islamic Jihad spokesman, Daoud Shihab, denied knowledge of the deal. “If it exists,” he said, “the agreement would have been made without the group’s involvement, as it rejects deportation.”
The Palestinian prisoners society confirmed the deal in a statement praising Shalabi’s resolve. It expressed its appreciation for her efforts to bring attention to Israel’s policies toward prisoners.
Qadoura Fares of the prisoners society said Shalabi agreed to the deal “in return for ending her strike and being freed. … We reject deportation, but this is her decision and her own life,” Fares said.
Shalabi’s lawyer, Jawwad Boulous, also confirmed the agreement.
On Thursday Shalabi entered her 43-day day of hunger strike against ‘Israel’s’ policy of holding detainees without charge.
The ‘Israeli’ occupation struck a deal last month with Khader Adnan, to end his 66-day strike in return for his release in April from detention without trial.