Israel Offers to Deport Frail Palestinian Prisoner

Israel has offered to deport a hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner to Europe or a U.N.-member country, an Israeli official said Friday, in an effort to reach a compromise over the high-profile detainee. But a lawyer for the 33-year-old hunger striker says he has refused to be deported, and a European Union official denied that Israel had officially made the offer to deport him. Samer Issawi, who is from Jerusalem, has been refusing food for the past eight months to protest his...Full Story
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