Islamic Jihad Terrorist Khader Adnan Released, Keeping with Hunger Strike-Ending Deal (JEWISH PRESS) By: Jacob Edelist 04/18/12)
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Ranking Islamic Jihad official Khader Adnan, who went on a 66-day
hunger strike over his detention by Israel, has been released in
keeping with the deal reached with him to end his hunger strike in
One day before his release on Tuesday, some 2,300 Palestinian inmates
in Israeli jails began an open-ended hunger strike, synchronized with
Palestinian rallies marking “Prisoners’ Day.”
The Palestinian Prisoner Affairs Ministry stated that there are about
4,700 Palestinians in Israeli prisons, including 319 who are being
held without charge in Administrative Detention.
The legal basis for Israel’s use of Administrative Detention is the
British Mandate’s 1945 Law on Authority in States of Emergency, as
amended by Israel in 1979. Administrative detention is normally
applied in cases where the available evidence may not be disclosed
publicly for security reasons, such as revealing the identities of
Administrative Detention has been applied to Israeli Jews as well.
Within Israel, the Defense Minister has the authority to issue
Administrative Detention orders for up to 6 months, and renew such
orders. Administrative Detention orders can be appealed to the
District Court and, if denied there, to the Supreme Court of Israel.
Within the West Bank and Gaza Strip, any local army commander can
issue an administrative detention order, and the order can be
appealed at the local military court, or, if denied there, at the
Article 78 of the Fourth Geneva Convention in 1949 states that “if
the Occupying Power considers it necessary, for imperative reasons of
security, to take safety measures concerning protected persons, it
may, at the most, subject them to assigned residence or to
Israeli authorities freed Islamic Jihad official Khader Adnan on
Tuesday after he refused food from December 18 until February 21,
protesting what he said was a violent and humiliating arrest at his
home in the occupied West Bank.
The detention of Adnan “for activities that threaten regional
security” due to his alleged leadership role in the Islamic Jihad,
triggered a series of protests calling for his release across
Palestinian governed areas.
Earlier this year, an Israeli military court ordered that Adnan be
placed for four months in administrative detention. (© 2012
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