Freed Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi arrives home in East Jerusalem

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Issawi is known for an eight-month hunger strike in protest of his imprisonment by Israel 

Samer Issawi

Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi is surrounded by family after his release from Shatta prison on Dec. 23, months after ending a hunger strike to protest his re-arrest in 2012, shortly after being freed in a prisoner swap with Israel.

Israel has released Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi, known for his long hunger strike in protest of his incarceration, local media reported.

Issawi was released Monday from Shatta prison in northern Israel and arrived late in the evening in his home village of Issawiya in East Jerusalem, where hundreds of supporters were waiting to welcome him.

In his first televised interview after being freed, Issawi said, “It is our obligation as freedom fighters to free all the Palestinian political prisoners!”

Israeli forces raided his family’s home twice just before his release, according to the…

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