Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan released

Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan has been released after reaching a deal with the Israeli authorities to end his 50-plus-day hunger strike

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Palestinian administrative detainee Khader Adnan has been released and arrived his home early on Sunday after he reached a deal with the Israeli authorities to end his 50-plus-day hunger strike on June 28.

Khader Adnan was on hunger strike since May 5 protesting his administrative detention, which allows Israel to hold prisoners without charging them.

He is supposed to make a speech Sunday night in attendance of Palestinians and journalists who will cover his speech live.

The Israeli Intelligence can detain the Palestinians from one to six months under  ‘’administrative detention’’ claiming confidential security information.

If the detainee is decided to pose danger for the security of Israel, a military judge can extend the detention to five years without any charges.

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.

There have been approximately 6,500 Palestinian detainees in Israeli  prisons.

Since 1967, 206 Palestinians died in Israeli prisons. Of these, 71 from torture, 54 of medical incompetence, 74 intentionally upon arrest and seven  were killed as a result of being shot by soldiers directly. Shortly after the release of dozens which were arrested, they lost their lives due to diseases caught within the prison conditions.

From 1967 until April 2015, approximately 850 thousand Palestinians, including females and children, were arrested by the Israeli forces.

Since September 28, 2000, more than 85,000 Palestinians; including more than 10,000 children,  1,200 females, 65 former ministers and deputies. The decision to administratively detain 24,000 people has been made.

In the last four years, 3,755 children have been arrested; 1,266 of them were arrested in 2014.

In Israeli prisons, there are currently 480 Palestinians who have been given life sentences one or more times, as well as 24 females and 200 boys, 480 administrative detainees, 14 deputies, two former ministers, as well as 500 patients; 80 with life-threatening illnesses.

Eighty five Palestinian prisoners, who are among the released Palestinians by the "Prisoner Exchange Deal" for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalet, were later re-arrested.

TRTWorld and agencies