The Last Weapon

The Last Weapon

Abby Zimet

It's hard to tell from the lack of western media coverage - the N.Y. Times being a rare exception - but protests are mounting as two Palestinian hunger strikers near death. UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel to charge and try, or release, the prisoners, held under the open-ended "administrative detention," after protesters waving "UNjust" and "UNfair" banners closed down UN offices in Ramallah. Both Amnesty International and Physicians for Human Rights issued urgent appeals for help. And thousands took to the streets.


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