Yesterday, the Melbourne Age published another article by its Middle East bureau person on Hana al-Shalabi, a suspected member of Islamic Jihad held under Israel's administrative detention laws. Ms. al-Shalabi is on a hunger strike in protest against being held in this manner and other Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strikes in sympathy with her. This follows another hunger strike by a Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan which was also reported in the Age and ended last month when Israeli authorities agreed to release him.
Another Palestinian detainee also commenced a hunger strike this week. Yousef al-Shayeb is a journalist held by the Palestine Authority after he wrote about corruption in the Palestinian diplomatic mission in France.
His story did not appear in today's edition of the Age.