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May 5, 2012

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

A Palestinian protestor holds a banner and a photo of a relative during a demonstration in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails outside the Massiyahu Prison in Ramle, near Tel Aviv, on 3 May 2012. (Photo: AFP – Ahmad Gharabli)

As soon the electricity comes on in her house in Gaza, the mother of Palestinian prisoner Ahmad al-Shamali rushes to the TV set to watch the latest news.

She is eager to find out about the state of her son, particularly as it has been 16 days since he and his fellow prisoners began a hunger strike.

Shamali’s mother lives in a state of constant apprehension and worry over her son, who has spent four of his 18-year prison sentence without seeing his own children.

She is worried about Shamali, saying that she has not…

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