Mideast Israel Palestinians

December 23, 2013 - 3:35 PM
Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi waves as he released from Shita prison near Afula, northern Israel, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, months after ending a massive hunger strike to protest his re-arrest in 2012, shortly after being freed in a prisoner swap with Israel. Israel accused him of membership in an illegal organization.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)