Israel Has Held Al Qaeda Suspect For Over Three Years Without Charge

Biological weapons expert Samir al-Baraq


Israel has secretly held a suspected al-Qaeda biological weapons expert since 2010, it has been revealed.

A military court placed Samir Abdul Latif al-Baraq in "administrative detention", which allows indefinite detention without charge or trial, after he was arrested in July 2010.

His detention was revealed on Monday when lawyers petitioned the Israeli Supreme Court for his release.

Israeli prosecutors say the Palestinian was planning attacks on Israelis.