Terrorist’s Hunger Strike Brings About Her Release (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 03/30/12)
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A female terrorist who was released in the Shalit deal in the fall
and was recaptured in February, agreed to end a 43-day-old hunger
strike on Thursday, after Israel agreed to release her.
Hana Shalbi, a terrorist from the Islamic Jihad organization, was
arrested by an IDF force at her home in the village of Burkin, west
of Jenin, after Israel gathered" completely certain" intelligence
information regarding her intent to return to terrorist activity.
Shalbi was originally arrested for terrorist activity in 2010. She
refused to cooperate with interrogators and was violent towards them.
This violence included threatening their lives, trying to attack one
of them, spitting at police officers, and even biting a policewoman.
Even though there was not enough evidence to criminally prosecute
Shalbi, she was taken to administrative detention for six months
because of the very reliable intelligence information that had been
gathered and which tied her to terrorist activities. The arrest was
upheld in all the courts, including the Supreme Court. Her
administrative detention was extended several times and she was held
for two years until her release as part of the Shalit deal.
As part of the agreement for her release on Thursday, Shalbi agreed
to be deported to Gaza for a period of three years. After that time
she will be allowed to return to Judea and Samaria.
Shalbi is one of several PA terrorists in Israeli prisons who are
hunger striking in an attempt to force the Prison Service to release
them. Several self-described human rights organizations have called
on Israel to consider releasing these terrorists.
Another terrorist, Khader Adnan, had gone a on a hunger strike for 66
days to pressure the State to release him. The hunger strike resulted
in Adnan being admitted to hospital.
He launched the hunger strike to protest his administrative detention
and the strike became a cause célčbre 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.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/30/12)
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