(Translation Rami Zan)
Gaza / Muhamad AlMasri (facekoora) 20/6/2012 – Days after the announcement of Palestinian National Football player detained in Israeli jails that he will stop his 96 days hunger strike in a deal that will set him free July 10 2012, Sarsak was able to phone his family for the first time since he began his hunger strike.
Imad Sarsak, brother of Mahmoud, said that the Israeli prison authority has allowed Mahmoud to call his parents for 4 minutes, which Mahmoud used to inform his parents that he is fine and feeling better, and assure to them that the strange virus infection that was talked about in the news lately is not that dangerous.
Sarsak’s doctors have linked his infection with his lack of immunity as a result of the long hunger strike he underwent, but he feels much better lately after going through intensive medical examinations, and within hours he started walking on his own feet.
Sarsak was transferred to Al Ramla prison hospital just days after signing his deal with the authorities.
The details of the deal are still disclosed, and Sarsak refused to sign any other documents/pledges but the deal itself.
(Facebook / 25.06.2012)