• February 15, 2008

Israeli military court extends administrative custody of oldest serving detainee

Israeli military court extends administrative custody of oldest serving detainee

An Israeli military court has extended the administrative detention, without trial or charge, of Walid Khaled the oldest serving detainee in the history of Palestine.


Khaled, who hails from Skaka village, Salfit district, has been in administrative custody for more than six years, which brought to 14 years the overall years he spent in Israeli captivity that he served on gradual stages during which he spent only few months outside jails.


The family of the detainee denounced the “oppressive ruling”, and asked for his immediate release and for pressuring the IOA in this regard.


Khaled, who is the director of Palestine newspaper in the West Bank, had memorized the holy Koran while in captivity and wrote a number of books and poems.