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Pressure mounts on Israel over Palestinian prisoner fast

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

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...more

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
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A Palestinian throws a rock towards an Israeli police vehicle during clashes outside Israel's Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah 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-Israeli protests in the occupied West Bank. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A Palestinian throws a rock towards an Israeli police vehicle during clashes outside Israel's Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah February 19, 2013. Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails declared a one-day fast on...more

A Palestinian throws a rock towards an Israeli police vehicle during clashes outside Israel's Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah 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-Israeli protests in the occupied West Bank. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
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A Palestinian boy covers his mouth with a sticker during a rally to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in Gaza City February 19, 2013. The sticker reads:"Yes to hunger, no to kneeling". REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian boy covers his mouth with a sticker during a rally to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in Gaza City February 19, 2013. The sticker reads:"Yes to hunger, no to kneeling". REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian boy covers his mouth with a sticker during a rally to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in Gaza City February 19, 2013. The sticker reads:"Yes to hunger, no to kneeling". REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A Palestinian boy covers his mouth with a sticker during a rally to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in Gaza City February 19, 2013. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian boy covers his mouth with a sticker during a rally to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in Gaza City February 19, 2013. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian boy covers his mouth with a sticker during a rally to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in Gaza City February 19, 2013. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A Palestinian gestures towards police trying to disperse stone-throwers during clashes with Israeli troops that broke out after a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron to show solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A Palestinian gestures towards police trying to disperse stone-throwers during clashes with Israeli troops that broke out after a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron to show solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails February 18,...more

A Palestinian gestures towards police trying to disperse stone-throwers during clashes with Israeli troops that broke out after a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron to show solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Israeli soldiers run during clashes with Palestinian stone-throwers at Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini

Israeli soldiers run during clashes with Palestinian stone-throwers at Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini

Israeli soldiers run during clashes with Palestinian stone-throwers at Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini
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Samer al-Issawi, one of four Palestinians held by Israel who has been on an intermittent hunger strike, gestures 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

Samer al-Issawi, one of four Palestinians held by Israel who has been on an intermittent hunger strike, gestures as he leaves Jerusalem's magistrates' court February 19, 2013. Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails declared a one-day fast...more

Samer al-Issawi, one of four Palestinians held by Israel who has been on an intermittent hunger strike, gestures 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
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