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Hana Shalabi


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Hana Shalabi is a Palestinian activist who has been compared to Winnie Mandela for her nonviolent civil disobedience in protest of her “administrative detention” by Israel. After a 43-day hunger strike in which she became seriously ill, Shalabi was released from Ramleh Prison Hospital in April 2012 under the condition that she be expelled to the Gaza Strip for a period of three years, far from her home in the West Bank.

Administrative detention is a procedure that allows the Israeli military to hold prisoners indefinitely on secret information without charging them or allowing them to stand trial. As of August, 2012, there were at least 250 Palestinians held in Israeli administrative detention.

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