Right-wing activist assaults journalist outside hospital where Palestinian detainee held

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is a breaking news editor at the Times of Israel.

A right-wing activist is seen attacking a journalist outside the Shamir medical center where a Palestinian detainee is being treated.

Hisham Abu Hawash ended his hunger strike yesterday after 141 days, after a deal was reached between his lawyers and Israel, which will see his administrative detention end and not be renewed.

Due to his condition, he is only expected to be released from the hospital in some two months, Channel 12 news reports.

Right-wing activists are gathering outside the hospital this evening to protest the decision to release Abu Hawash. In a video shared on Palestinian media, one demonstrator is seen assaulting a journalist.

It is not clear what led up to the confrontation.

Abu Hawash has been held in Israel without charges since October 2020.

According to the Shin Bet, Abu Hawash is an Islamic Jihad member involved in terror activity. He was previously imprisoned for aiding other Palestinians who committed attacks on Israeli soldiers.

Aaron Boxerman contributed to this report.

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