Palestinian prisoner Hana Shalabi has vowed to continue her hunger strike
despite the Ofer Military Court’s decision to cut her detention period by two
The IDF arrested Shalabi in mid-February from her home in the
village of Burkin, near Jenin, and placed her under administrative detention for
Since then, she has been on a hunger strike to protest
against her incarceration, her lawyer and family said.
affiliated with Islamic Jihad and was detained by Palestinian Authority security
forces in the West Bank in 2009 because of her activities.
Shalabi’s lawyer, Fadi Qawasmeh, visited her in Hasharon Prison and notified her
of the military court’s decision to reduce her period of detention by two
The lawyer said that his client told him that she was determined
to continue with her hunger strike despite the court’s decision.
was released in the Gilad Schalit prisoner-exchange agreement in October 2011
after spending 25 months in administrative detention.