Israeli police rearrest Palestinian Khader Adnan

Released on Sunday after 55-day long hunger strike, Palestinian Khader Adnan rearrested by Israeli police allegedly for entering Jerusalem ‘illegally’

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Former Palestinian administrative detainee Khader Adnan, released earlier on Sunday, is rearrested by Israel police on Monday evening for entering Jerusalem “illegally.”

Adnan has been transferred to the police station for questioning.

"Khader Adnan was arrested because he had no right to be in the Old City of Jerusalem where free access is allowed to West Bank Palestinians only aged 50 and above, and he is just 37," Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.

Before Adnan was rearrested, he left  his home to go to pray at Al Aqsa Mosque, according to his family and friend.

Israel’s internal security agency, known as Sherut ha-Bitachon ha-Klali (SHABAK) confirmed his rearrest over charge of entering Jerusalem illegally.

Adnan was forbidden to enter into Jerusalem allegedly for being a member of the Islamic Jihad movement in Palestine, according to SHABAK.

Palestinian administrative detainee Khader Adnan was released early on Sunday after he reached a deal with the Israeli military prosecution to end his 50-plus-day hunger strike on June 28.

Three years ago, Adnan was arrested again under administrative detention and was released after 66-day hunger strike.

Khader Adnan was detained by Israel for the 10th time in his life on July 8, 2014 in a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank’s city of Jenin after being detained several times before. He has spent altogether more than six years in Israeli prisons.


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