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Earlier today it was reported in the Israeli press that a deal had been struck between Israeli prosecutors and lawyers for 33-year-old Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan that would see him transferred out of administrative detention and released from custody entirely in early April if Israel is unwilling or unable to bring charges against him.
Although the deal allows Khader to end his hunger strike after 66 days, outside observers have questioned its details, and are wondering if the Israeli government compromised out of fear that the Supreme Court would put further constraints on its use of administrative detention, a practice that Israel continues to use against more than 300 Palestinians.
Please join us as we discuss the deal and its implications with Bill Van Esveld, a senior researcher with Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division, Shawan Jabarin, the Director-General of independent Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq, and Dr. Ruchama Marton, founder of Physicians for Human Rights – Israel.
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