Hunger Striking Terrorist Released from Hospital (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 03/21/12)
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Terrorsit Khader Adnan, who had gone a on a hunger strike for 66
days, resulting in his hospitalization, was released on Tuesday from
the Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat. He had been hospitalized since
Journalists and photographers who came to the hospital prior to
Adnan’s release were reportedly disappointed to discover the Prison
Service had taken him out through the back door of the hospital, thus
preventing reporters from speaking to him and photographing him.
Adnan, who has been held by Israel on suspicion of terror activity
since December 17, 2010, was held in administrative detention since
his arrest on the basis of intelligence data indicating he is a
threat to Israel´s national security.
He launched a hunger strike to protest his administrative detention
and the strike became a cause célèbre for anti-Israel activists and
Arab propaganda organizations. His attorney appealed his
administrative detention order to Israel´s Supreme Court.
The State later caved in to the pressure and agreed not to renew
Adnan’s administrative detention order. He, in turn, agreed to end
his hunger strike and will be released on April 17.
A video later surfaced in which Adnan is shown pleading for suicide
bombers to “carry the next explosive belt.”
Dr. Oscar Ambon, Director of the Ziv Medical Center, noted on Tuesday
that the hospital provides medical assistance to anyone who needs it
and said the doctors did their best to keep Adnan in good health.
“We as doctors do our best to provide medical assistance to anyone
who needs it and do our work in the best way possible, regardless of
the identity of the patient,” said Dr. Ambon. “Throughout his entire
hospitalization, doctors worked to realize the rights of the detainee
despite the limitations of his arrest and his lack of cooperation.
Doctors were able to overcome the complex medical problems which came
about as a result of the prisoner´s hunger strike and he is being
discharged in good condition.” (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/21/12)
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