A report from April 23rd entitled “Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi to end hunger strike” which appeared in the Middle East section of the BBC News website is marred by inaccuracies and omissions.
The report states:
“Issawi had faced the prospect of serving an entire 26-year sentence originally imposed in 2002.”
In fact, Issawi faced the prospect of serving the remainder of his original 26 year sentence as a result of his having violated the terms of his 2011 release. Issawi was sentenced to 26 years’ imprisonment after being convicted of – amongst other things – membership of a terror organization (DFLP), attempting to cause grievous bodily harm and the possession of weapons.
The article continues:
“He was jailed for shooting attacks on Israeli vehicles, released in a prisoner exchange and later rearrested for violating the terms of his release.”
The laconic description “shooting attacks on Israeli vehicles” whitewashes…
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