Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike released from Israeli jail

Published July 12th, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan has been released from an Israeli prison after days of staging a hunger strike in protest at the Israeli practice of so-called administrative detention.

Adnan, who had been jailed for over a year without charge or trial, was released early on Sunday.

The 37-year-old Palestinian detainee began his hunger strike on April 6 to protest the Israeli practice of administrative detention, under which Palestinians are kept behind bars without charge or trial for months or years.

Adnan ended his hunger strike on June 28 after Israel agreed to release him in two weeks.

Adnan, a father of six from the West Bank city of Jenin, was abducted in July 2014 as part of an Israeli abduction campaign across the occupied West Bank.

Earlier, in 2012, he had staged a 66-day-long hunger strike before being released that same year.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners Club, Israel detained 383 Palestinians across the West Bank in December 2014.

Over 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly incarcerated in 17 Israeli prisons and detention camps.

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