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Pressure mounts on Israel over Palestinian prisoner fast


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Israeli prison guards wheel Samer al-Issawi, one of four Palestinians held by Israel who has been on an intermittent hunger strike, as he leaves Jerusalem's magistrates' court February 19, 2013. Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails declared a one-day fast on Tuesday in solidarity with four inmates whose hunger strike has fuelled anti-Israel protests in the occupied West Bank. Gaunt and wheelchair-bound, Issawi appeared on Tuesday before the Jerusalem civil court, which deferred releasing him for at least another month. REUTERS/Ammar Awad