Activists: Samer Essawi sentences to eight months jail

Palestinian detainee Samer Essawi on Thursday was sentenced by a Jerusalem Magistrates Court to eight months in jail, beginning from 7 July 2012, according to activist tweets.
Activists quoted Essawi's lawyer as saying that  Essawi will continue his hunger strike despite the Israeli verdict. He still faces a separate trial by a military court.
Samer has been on hunger strike for 213 days.