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Saudi National Held in Israel Ends Hunger Strike | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat- The Saudi national incarcerated in Israel for over two years without a trial ended his hunger strike on Saturday.

Abdul Rahman al Atwi, ended his hunger strike on the day a district Tel Aviv judge granted the government a twenty day period to find a country willing to host Al Atwi.

Last year, Fenland, Sweden, Egypt, Jordan and Turkey all rejected hosting the imprisoned Saudi, while five other countries refused to even allow Al Atwi to fly over their air space.

A lawyer for the Mandela Institute confirmed to Asharq Al-Awsat that a Tel Aviv court has granted the government a twenty-day period to find a country willing to host Al Atwi through the United Nations.

Buthayna Duqmaq of the Mandela Institute also stated that if no host county is found after the twenty-day period, then the matter will revert back to the Tel Aviv courts, where a ruling will be issued.

“If the court ruling is unfavorable towards al Atwi, an appeal will be made to the higher courts in order to reevaluate the ruling.” the Human rights lawyer added.

According to press reports, Al Atwi, 36, was detained by Israel after he crossed the Jordanian border in 2005, allegedly to take part in an armed attack against an Israeli target. He is being held Israel’s Ramleh prison.