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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Palestinian to continue hunger strike despite detention cut

JTA March 5, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian woman on a hunger strike in an Israeli prison said she will continue to fast despite having her detention cut. Hana Shalabi, 30, a member of Islamic Jihad, reportedly began a hunger strike 18 days ago after being put under...

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was 19 when he was taken captive in a cross-border raid on the Israel-Gaza line.

Shalit travels to U.S. for NBA All-Star Game

JTA February 26, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is in the United States, where he will attend the NBA All-Star Game in Orlando, Fla. Shalit is the guest for Sunday's game of leading sports agent Arn Tellem. He also was scheduled to attend other...

Palestinians demonstrating outside Israels Supreme Court in
Jerusalem in support of Khader Adnan, who declared a hunger strike
in Israeli jail more than two months ago, Feb. 21, 2012. Adnan
ended his hunger strike that day following an agreement with the
State Prosecutors Office.

Palestinian Khader Adnan tests limits of Israel’s system of military detention

By Linda Gradstein, JTA February 22, 2012

JERUSALEM—As his weight dropped and his face grew gaunt, Khader Adnan became the latest Palestinian cause celebre.Israel arrested Adnan, a 33-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank village of Arraba, on Dec. 17 and placed him in administrative detention....

Palestinian prisoner ends 66-day hunger strike

JTA February 21, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian held in an Israeli jail without charge agreed to end his 66-day hunger strike. Khader Adnan, 33, ended the hunger strike Tuesday after the State Prosecutor's Office agreed that it would not renew his administrative detention,...

Carter Center calls on Israel to release or charge hunger striker

JTA February 17, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Carter Center called on the Israeli government to either charge or release a Palestinian prisoner on a hunger strike. The center founded by former President Jimmy Carter asked Israel on Thursday to release Palestinian prisoner Khader...

550 Palestinians released in second stage of Shalit swap

JTA, JERUSALEM December 21, 2011

Some 550 Palestinians were released from Israeli jails in the second stage of the prisoner swap for captured soldier Gilad Shalit.The prisoners, including six women, were handed over by Israel on Sunday night. They left from the Ayalon Prison near Tel...

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