Akram Rikhawi’s Critical Condition

16 Jul

 

This is a picture of Akram Rikhawi. He is reported to be close to death after maintaining a hunger strike for more than 95 days. Please publicize this astonishing interface of cruelty on Israel’s part and bravery on Mr. Rikhawi’s part.

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9 Responses to “Akram Rikhawi’s Critical Condition”

  1. Ayesha July 18, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    Akram Rakhawi, whether he survives through this hunger strike or not is still a hero in the eyes of the world. A man who can sacrifice this much, even when Israeli soldiers spitefully eat food in front of him to make his task more difficult, he is indeed a man of strength, a Hero! Unlike the animal Zionist around him! May the wrath of the Lord fall upon such people, who take children and men away from their families, who imprison a beloved nation just for standing for what belongs to them. Death to all Zionists, death to the Zionist regime!!!

    • Aaron July 25, 2012 at 12:37 am #

      Rikhawi only got what he deserved. Furthermore, the “Zionists” at least have a just and proven claim to their birthright. He is only an interlocutor that is part of a Nazi like regime trying to steal the land without respecting G-D’s commandment to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob let alone the latter Jewish prophets of such as Moses, Joshua and Jesus. Long live Israel!!

  2. norma July 20, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    why is he striking?
    what is he in jail for?

    • Richard Falk July 21, 2012 at 1:22 am #

      Akram Rikhawi initiated his strike for two related reasons: the denial of his request for early release (after serving 2/3 of sentence this is right accorded Palestinian prisoners) due to severe preexisting medical conditions confirmed by Addameer; and social circumstances (13 children are dependents).

      He was arrested at a checkpoint in 2004, sentenced by an Israeli military court to 9 years in prison without disclosure of crime; the conviction rate at these courts is 100%, and so it is difficult to assess whether there existed substantial evidence of criminal activity, or not. He was also abused early in his period of detention: stripped naked, frightened by prison attack dogs, etc..

      • norma July 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

        Thank you for the additional information.

      • Aaron July 24, 2012 at 10:27 am #

        This is a complete lie.
        Conviction rates are closer to 80%, accused is provided free defense attorneys etc.

        Perhaps he should have gone to an Egyptian or Syrian jail where I’m sure he would have been awarded with lavish accommodations and treatment fit for a king!

        He should thank his lucky stars that he is in an Israeli jail!!

  3. Aaron July 24, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    Maybe if he didn’t go on a hunger strike in the first place his situation wouldn’t be so grave?

  4. Irwin N. Graulich July 24, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Hey Richard,

    How does it feel to be one of the most evil men in America? Big deal, you have a doctorate in law. So did many Nazis. I got news for you little man–Phd’s built Auschwitz, so your higher education and meaningless credentials mean nothing. You are quite simply an immoral antisemite, who happened to have a Jewish mother. I am certain she is turning over in her grave due to your lack of judgement, poor behavior and horrendous character.

    Hopefully, we will meet some day, and I will show you what I really think of you. Your external appearance (face) is monstrous and so is your heart. You make me want to vomit–and believe me, I know many, many wonderful, decent Americans who feel the same way. I know you will die of cancer very soon, and I really cannot wait–because I am going to have a “Richard Falk Death Party” to celebrate that great day!!!

    Regards,

    Irwin N. Graulich
    President
    Bloch Graulich Whelan Inc.
    333 Park Avenue South
    New York, NY 10010

    • Aaron September 2, 2012 at 11:39 am #

      While I don’t agree with Falk’s views, your verbal diarrhea is totally uncalled for.

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