State of Palestine: Israel releases Palestinian hunger-striker after year in jail without trial

Khader Adan, a Palestinian activist who was freed from an Israeli jail after a 56-day day hunger strike, was greeted by his supporters in Arribeh, the West Bank on Sunday. He was placed under ‘administrative detention’ in July last year, a practice which allows Israel to hold Palestinians for a year without charges or trial. Adnan was hospitalised and deemed in a critical condition as a result of rejecting food since May 4, with both Palestinian and Israeli authorities fearing that his death might derail the existing Gaza truce. Israel has attempted to introduce legislation that would allow prisoners on hunger strike to be force fed. Up to 426 Palestinians are currently being held in ‘administrative detention,' according to the Ramallah based Addameer Prisoner Support Network.

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