The following letter (in Arabic) was published today on Shirin Issawi’s Page in Facebook.
Letter from prisoner Samer al-Issawi as it came from the Ministry of prisoners:
I turn with admiration to the masses of our heroic Palestinian people, to our Palestinian leadership, to all forces, parties and national institutions. I salute them for standing by our fight to defend our right to freedom and dignity.
I draw my strength from my people, from all the free people in the world, from friends and the families of the prisoners who continue day and night chanting for freedom and an end to the occupation.
My health has deteriorated dramatically and I’m hung between life and death. My weak body is collapsing but still able to be patient and continue the confrontation. My message is that I will continue until the end, until the last drop of water in my body, until martyrdom. Martyrdom is an honor for me in this battle. My martyrdom is my remaining bomb in the confrontation with the tyrants and the jailers, in the face of the racist policy of the occupation that humiliates our people and exercises against us all means of oppression and repression.
I say to my people: I’m stronger than the occupation army and its racist laws. I, Samer al-Issawi, son of Jerusalem, send you my last will that, in case I fell as a martyr, you will carry my soul as a cry for all the prisoners, man and women, cry for freedom, emancipation and salvation from the nightmare of prisons and their harsh darkness.
My battle is not only for individual freedom. The battle waged by me and by my heroic colleagues, Tariq, Ayman and Ja’affar, is everyone’s battle, the battle of the Palestinian people against the occupation and its prisons. Our goal is to be free and sovereign in our liberated state and in our blessed Jerusalem.
The weak and strained beats of my heart derive their steadfastness from you, the great people. My eyes, which started to lose their sight, draws light from your solidarity and your support of me. My weak voice takes its strength from your voice that is louder than the warden’s voice and higher than the walls.
I’m one of your sons, among thousands of your sons who are prisoners, still languishing steadfasting in the prisons, waiting for an end to be brought to their plight, their pains and the suffering of their families.
The doctors told me I became exposed to stroke because of the disorder of my heartbeats, the shortage of sugar and the drop in blood pressure. My body is full of cold and I can’t sleep because of the continued pain. But despite the extreme fatigue and chronic headaches, as I move on my chair, I’m trying to summon all my resources to continue on the road till its end. There is no going back, only in my victory, because I’m the owner of Right and my detention is invalid and illegal.
Do not be afraid for my heart if it will stop, don’t be afraid for my hands if they will be paralyzed. I am still alive now and tomorrow and after death, because Jerusalem is flowing in my blood, in my devotion and my faith.
This letter was published in Free Haifa also in Arabic and Hebrew.
Please share it and act everywhere to save Samer Issawi and for all the people that were imprisoned for their struggle for freedom.
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Mirna Cardenas Miranda said:
You and all prisoners on hunger strikes are our sons, our brothers and our heroes! Your faith, courage and determination inspires me and hundreds more to sound out a loud cry against your illegal detention and of the thousands more.
Your prayers and suffering has reached the heavens and our hearts. We are with you in “life and in martyrdom” and will continue to fight for your freedom and of all prisoners. We will continue to call for the end of the illegal and criminal Israeli occupation of your sacred land and people. I am just ‘one’ of ‘many’ who have joined you in this battle against injustice.
Your sacrifice has not been in vain, we suffer with you in love!
You are already victorious, you have an army behind you!
You have already defeated the cruel ones, you have won many hearts!
I pray for your freedom now and for your eternal happiness. Please accept my humble gratitude for your ‘selfless expression’ of love for all who suffer in Israeli prisons. May Allah fill your heart with peace, love and eternal joy, my brother!
I send my undying love to you and your family!
Mirna Miranda, Pro-Palestinian Activist in USA
HOUILLON Pierre said:
oui, les palestiniens doivent vivre normalement et de ne pas être privé de leur liberté,
Mon souhait est de venir vers vous , dans votre pays et souffrir avec vous, peuple palestiniens je vous aime et continuer votre combat pour la liberté. Je suis certains que des israéliens ont assez de cette situation, il est dans le devoir d’Israél de vous rendre vos terres et de ne plus priver votre peuple et de le laisser dans la détresse;
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Shaker natour said:
Samer inshallah I will make dua for you and all the brothers n sisters in falastine god bless you brother
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Rael Nidess, M.D. said:
I believe that your sacrifice [and those of your comrades], however it ends, will not be in vain. ¡Venceremos!
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Samer, your cause is just and must be carried out to prove that Israel will not break the steadfastness of palestinians…samud? South African blacks fought the same struggle fifty years ago and felt the frustration of non-interest by the western powers. But ultimately the West recognised freedom must triumph over tyranny.
You will triumph over Zionist tyranny. They cannot invoke anti Semitism and the Holocaust as a cover for Palestinian genocide much longer.
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