Amnesty Calls for Release of Palestinian Writer in Israeli Detention

Ahmed Qatamesh's administrative detention was recently extended by four months; Shin Bet says he is a senior activist in a terrorist organization, despite his claims that he has not been involved with the PLO for over ten years.

Amnesty International called for the immediate release from administrative detention of Ahmed Qatamesh earlier this week, while the Shin Bet says he is a senior terror activist. Amnesty defined 63-year-old Qatamesh as "a prisoner of conscience who is being detained solely for expressing non-violent political beliefs."