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Jordan Recalls Ambassador to Israel After Jordanians Jailed Without Charge

HeadlineNov 01, 2019

Jordan has recalled its ambassador in Tel Aviv, after Israel refused to release two Jordanian citizens who have been held without charge since their arrests in the Israeli-occupied West Bank in August. Israel routinely uses its “administrative detention” policy to hold Palestinians indefinitely without trial in military jails. On Thursday, Palestinian protesters in the West Bank city of Ramallah held a solidarity rally. This is demonstrator Raya Zeyadah. 

Raya Zeyadah: “These protests and rallies are in solidarity with our female and male prisoners in the occupation jails, especially the prisoners who are on hunger strike, and especially the prisoner Heba Labadi, whose life is in danger. We are all here in one voice that says we are with the prisoners, both men and women.”

Jordanian-Palestinian Heba al-Labadi has been held in an Israeli jail without charge since August, when she was arrested after crossing between Jordan and the occupied West Bank. She’s been on hunger strike for nearly 40 days and was hospitalized after her health deteriorated.

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