We Cry Out To You

by
Abby Zimet

As soccer fans around the world watch the Eurocup play out, Palestinian soccer star Mahmoud Sarsak, 25, lies near death in his 84th day of a hunger strike, the only prisoner held without charge or trial under Israel’s “Unlawful Combatants Law.” From Sarsak and two fellow hunger-strikers, who feel an uncaring world has "stood on our wounds and our pain," an "urgent and final distress call from captivity."

"Know that your sons and brothers are still struggling against death... From here, we cry out to you...for after God, we have no one but you and the freedom-loving people of the world."

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