Released Islamic Jihad Terrorist Maher al-Akhras Hospitalized With Covid-19

Remember Maher al-Akhras, the Islamic Jihad terrorist who was imprisoned by Israel but released following a campaign by Israel-haters far and wide, including Roger Waters?

Last month, the BDS movement said this about his predicament:

Palestinian citizen Maher Al-Akhras, a 49-year-old father of six, has been on a hunger strike since 27 July 2020 – 100 days today. He is protesting his administrative detention – detention without charges or trial – by Israeli occupation forces. This is the fifth time that Israel has arrested him. His sole demand is to be set free.

Though Al-Akhras’ health is deteriorating and his life is at great risk, Israel’s apartheid regime, with the complicity of its High Court, continues to detain him under guard at an Israeli hospital.

According to the Palestinian prisoners rights organization Addameer, Israel currently holds over 4,400 Palestinian political prisoners, 350 administrative detainess and 155 child prisoners in its dungeouns. Israel uses torture and ill-treatment regularly against Palestinian detainees, including children, as documented by Palestinian, Israeli and international human rights organizations.

Moreover, Israel has failed to adequately protect Palestinian political prisoners from the coronavirus. For example, in the last day alone, Israel announced more than 73 new cases of COVID-19 among Palestinian prisoners in “Gilboa” prison.

And Karma has now said this

He was better off in an Israeli hospital. Ah well…


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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