“Bring our coffins or release us”


This was the slogan of the final stage of the hunger strike by Nidal Abu Aker a journalist who has been held under administrative detention by Israel for the last one and a half years without charge . Abu Aker has spent 14 years in and out of prison but has not been charged.

I gave a copy of The Prisoners’ Diaries مذكرات الأسرى to his daughter Dalya Abu-Aker in Rome and I hope the prisoners will know that they are not alone in their struggle .