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May 27, 2012

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Maan News Agency | May 27, 2012

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Israel’s high court on Sunday rejected an appeal to end the administrative detention of Palestinian MP Hussam Khader, his lawyer said.

Khader has been detained without charge or trial since June 2011. He was due to be released on June 1 but an Israeli military commander extended his detention by six months.

Jawad Boulos of the Palestinian prisoners society told Ma’an that Israel’s high court decided not to overturn the decision to extend the Fatah lawmaker’s detention, but said Khader’s administrative detention would not be extended any further.

Boulos said Israeli authorities had promised before not to extend Khader’s detention.

He added that by refusing to release Khader, Israel was reneging on the deal it struck with prisoners on May 15 to end a mass hunger strike.

Under the deal, Israel committed not to renew the administrative detention of all…

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