“My brother is dying”: an urgent appeal from family of hunger striker Samer Issawi

Moorbey'z Blog

 
Shireen Issawi (left) at a Ramallah protest in support of her brother Samer

Shireen Issawi (left) at a Ramallah protest in support of her brother Samer

(Issam Rimawi / APA images)

Samer Issawi has just turned 33. He spent his birthday on hunger strike.

On Sunday I phoned his sister Shireen. “Save Samer, he is dying,” was the first thing she said. Samer had gone without food for 138 days.

“The last news we got was on 14 December when the Israeli occupation court refused to release Samer on bail. I have received news from different sources indicating that my brother has recently started suffering from severe pain in all of his body especially in his muscles, abdomen and kidneys.

“He has an acute vitamin B-12 deficiency. His body has begun to eat his muscles and nerves. It seems he has lost the control of his limbs as a result of malfunction…

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