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Adnan ends hunger strike

Feb. 21, 2012 at 11:52 AM   |   Comments

JERUSALEM, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Jailed Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan said Tuesday he would end his 65-day hunger strike now that Israeli authorities have agreed to end his detention.

The end of Adnan's hunger strike came less than an hour before the High Court of Justice held a hearing on his petition for release. The state attorney's office said if no new evidence were found during a formal criminal investigation, Adnan's detention would end April 17, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Adnan, 33, who was arrested Dec. 17 by Israeli armed forces, was never formally charged. He was arrested "for activities which threaten regional security," the BBC reported.

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