Rearrested Terrorist Released a Second Time

Islamic Jihad terrorist Khader Adnan released for the second time in two days, after being detained for entering Old City of Jerusalem.

Elad Benari ,

Islamic Jihad terrorist Khader Adnan
Islamic Jihad terrorist Khader Adnan

Israel released Islamic Jihad terrorist Khader Adnan for the second time in two days on Monday night, Palestinian Arab media reported, including the Ma’an news agency.

Adnan, who was released on Sunday following a 56-day hunger strike, was briefly rearrested on Monday evening for entering the Old City of Jerusalem without the necessary permit.

According to Ma’an, the Palestinian liaison office moved him from an Israeli detention center to Beitunia west of Ramallah at around 1:00 a.m., and he was then taken by car to his home village of Arraba in southern Jenin.

Israeli police held Adnan for several hours for questioning before they decided to release him, the report said.

The Palestinian liaison office said they were satisfied with Adnan's health following the detention.

Restrictions to the Old City and the Temple Mount were reinstated last week following a surge in terror attacks throughout Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria. Previously, the government had granted a series of special concessions and reduced travel restrictions for Palestinian Arabs during the Ramadan holiday.

Adnan has been in and out of Israeli prisons over the past several years, and has gone on hunger strike before - most recently in 2012, when he was released from prison after a 66-day hunger strike.

He was arrested as part of a crackdown on terrorists in Judea and Samaria after three Israeli teens were abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists in Judea last June.

Arab terrorist prisoners have turned hunger striking into a pressure tactic aimed at forcing Israel to release them out of fear for their lives. Israel has several times in the past caved to the pressure and released some hunger strikers.

Some 1,550 Palestinian Arabs imprisoned in Israel ended a hunger strike in May 2012, in exchange for a package of measures which would allow visits from relatives in Gaza and the transfer of detainees out of solitary confinement.