Mahmoud Sarsak has been on hunger strike for 12 weeks to protest the fact that he was arrested three years ago and has never been charged. He is at death’s door, his supporters are issuing international pleas for action, and there are rumors of a deal going forward to save his life, and save Israel the political cost of his death in custody.
The New York Times has yet to consider his case newsworthy.
Meantime, from Isabel Kershner in the New York Times on June 6: Settlers rage over the Israeli government’s refusal to legalize a settler outpost.
Hundreds converged on Jerusalem on Wednesday to protest in front of the Supreme Court and Parliament. About 50 settlers staged a hunger strike here over the last week, while others arrived after a three-day march from Beit El, about 10 miles north of Jerusalem. Young demonstrators tried to block roads and burned tires.
…Hillel Fendel, 54, a veteran resident of Beit El who refused food for four days, said that Mr. Netanyahu’s plan to relocate the buildings was “a very fantastic kind of idea that we don’t believe can be carried out.”