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  • The only way to end Palestinian hunger strikes

    We have become so accustomed to the idea that detaining people without charge or trial is fine. So much so that the discussion now revolves around how we should allow them to die, rather than why we have reached this point in the first place. By Yael Marom and Noam Rotem It may be true that Attorney Mohammed Allan, who has been on hunger strike against his administrative detention for the past 54 days, is a bloodthirsty criminal. It may be true that Meir Ettinger, who was put in administrative detention last week, is the source of all evil in…

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  • Protesting arrest without charges, Khader Adnan is dying

    Adnan is held for at least the 7th time in administrative arrest, a practice used at any given moment to detain hundreds of Palestinians.  This is a translation (with slight changes) of an article published in Hebrew in my weekly column at TimeOut Tel Aviv The IDF's court of appeals rejected this week the motion of Khader Adnan, 33, a resident of the village Araba, against the four months of administrative arrest to which he was sentenced. It was the 59th day of Adnan's hunger strike. In an unusual manner, the court's hearing was held in Ziv Medical Center in…

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