christmas 2012 presents

I keep sending my brother text messages like “what do you want for Christmas?” “what do you want for Christmas?” “what do you want for Christmas???”. And he wouldnt write me back. And so I finally in all caps, like psychotically, ask him “TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS”.

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Ex-Palestinian prisoner, Samer Issawi has finally been released from Israeli prison.

Issawi spent 277 days on hunger strike, was hospitalized, and came close to death. This is him celebrating in his hometown of Issawiya, Jerusalem.

He was held in administrative detention - i.e. with no charges against him and with no knowledge of what he was being accused of - and released in the Gilad Shalit deal, but then imprisoned again in August 2012.

Best Christmas present ever.