Islamic Jihad Prisoner Ends Hunger Strike

(Ha'aretz) Jack Khoury - Islamic Jihad operative Khader Adnan announced Tuesday the end of his 66-day hunger strike, less than an hour before his case was discussed at the Israel Supreme Court. The Justice Ministry said the state will not request to extend Adnan's administrative detention, which is due to end on April 17. Israeli military officials generally use administrative detention to hold Palestinians who they believe are an imminent risk to the country's security. They say if the evidence against the accused was made public, it would expose Israeli intelligence-gathering networks. The process is under full judicial review by Israel's military and the Supreme Court.

2012-02-22 00:00:00

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