Hunger striker Samer Issawi to go free in March
After more than 200 days on hunger strike, administrative detainee Samer Issawi may finally have his way. His March release has been ordered, following a wave of protests in the West Bank.


Issawi – serving an eight month sentence for illegally entering the West Bank and for attempting to influence a witness – had originally been released as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange. He had been serving 26-years in prison for shooting at Israeli cars. Issawi is in the seventh month of his current sentence. (Aviel Magnezi)