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Tlaib calls for release of hunger-striking Palestinian being held by Israel without charges

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

Palestinian administrative detainee Hisham Abu Hawash with his two sons at the Asaf Harofeh Medical Center on December 26, 2021. (Screen capture/ YouTube)
Palestinian administrative detainee Hisham Abu Hawash with his two sons at the Asaf Harofeh Medical Center on December 26, 2021. (Screen capture/ YouTube)

Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib calls for the immediate release of Hisham Abu Hawash, who has been engaged in a hunger strike for over 140 days in protest of his administrative detention by Israel.

Security officials have leaked that Abu Hawash is being held due to ties to the Islamic Jihad terror group, but have yet to charge him, instead employing the controversial administrative detention tactic regularly used against Palestinian terror suspects.

“The gov’t of Israel alone is responsible for this situation and his health and safety,” Tlaib tweets.

She says US Secretary of State Antony Blinken “must demand an end to Israel’s practice of holding Palestinians living under apartheid in detention without representation, fair trial, or even a shred of due process in violation of int’l law & their human rights/liberties.”

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