Joint (Arab) List urges release of prisoner

MK Youssef Jabarin, a member of the Joint (Arab) List, tells The Times of Israel that prisoner Mohammad Allaan must be released immediately as his life is in danger.

“Administrative detention runs counter to the basic principles of fair trial,” says Jabarin, a Georgetown University-trained international law professor. He adds that 400 Palestinians are currently being held by Israel in administrative detention, including 10 on hunger strike.

Jabarin rebuffs the state’s proposal to release Allaan on condition that he leave the country for 4 years.

“This proves Allan isn’t really dangerous,” he said. “If he can direct terror activity once released he can do the same from abroad. He should be released immediately so that his torture ends.”

— Elhanan Miller

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