Patrick O. Strickland – Independent Journalist

EI: Israel jails influential Palestinian writer to ‘remove him from society’

Mohammad Sabaaneh’s exclusive cartoon, inspired by Ahmad Qatamesh’s history of imprisonment.

My latest Electronic Intifada story profiles the influential Palestinian writer and professor Ahmad Qatamesh, who was imprisoned by Israel for nearly nine years without ever being charged. Like hundreds of other Palestinians, Qatamesh was placed in administrative detention, a practice in which Israel jails Palestinians on “secret evidence” for renewable six-month intervals.

Alongside my writing are a number of caricatures by the renowned Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh, who was in the past imprisoned by Israel for charges related to his artwork.

Click here to read the whole story.

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