Khaled Jaradat, a secondary-school teacher in the West Bank village of Silat al-Harthiya, was arrested by the Israeli authorities on 3 March 2008.
He is being held without charge or trial in Ketziot prison inside Israel. This is not the first time this has happened to him. The Israeli General Security Services (GSS) claim that Khaled Jaradat is a member of a Palestinian militant organization, Islamic Jihad, which has committed violent acts against Israeli civilians and is banned in Israel.
The GSS have offered no evidence to support their allegations, so Khaled Jaradat and his lawyer have no way to challenge his detention in court. His children have grown up without the regular presence of their father.