Hanaa Al-Shalabi is a Palestinian political prisoner of apartheid Israel. She was released from over two years in administrative detention on 18 October 2011, as part of the prisoner exchange deal. She was re-arrested less than four months later on 16 February 2012, and she immediately began a hunger strike in protest of her detention without trial or charge.
Hana has now been on hunger strike for 41 days and her appeal for release has been rejected by Israel’s military courts.
“Cultivate Hope”, a poem written on day 40 of Hanaa Al-Shalabi’s hunger strike, is by Rafeef Ziadah with music by Phil Monsour.