August 19, 2004

Hunger Strike Over?

Four days into the hunger strike and at least one person is calling it quits.

Prison Officials brought Marwan Barghout, one of the strike leaders (and one who considers himself a potential leader after Arafat), his food Tuesday and, with a quick glance around to assure himself he was not being seen, he dragged the food into his cell and ate. But the guards were one step ahead and photographed him with his head in his food. Terrible guards! Not only don't they allow the prisoners cell phones, but they actually photograph them cheating on their strike. The nerve!

He isn't alone. At least 10 other leaders have been nibbling away, according to Israeli officials, taking advantage of the fact that they are in solitary confinement.

I guess with the Palestinians it isn't what you do it is what you say. And, as the article in Arutz 7 points out; Palestinian leaders are all to quick to sacrifice their people while they sit on cushions and lap up cream.

BTW, why is Marwan Barghouti in jail? He is convicted of the deaths of FIVE people. Here's a link to some more information about this wonderful fellow.

Follow the links from the second url in the above sentence. They are quite interesting.

Posted by Rachel Ann at August 19, 2004 05:45 AM

Maybe we could send him a Happy Meal? He is a political prisoner, you know [heavy irony tone].

Posted by: RP at August 19, 2004 02:06 PM

LOL; the pictures are apparently being shown to the rest of the fasters; I wonder how long they will keep up the strike.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at August 19, 2004 11:27 PM
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