Palestinian on hunger strike in Israeli prison denied release

JTA

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian man in the 59th day of a hunger strike was denied release from an Israeli prison, where he is being held without charge.

Khader Adnan has been held in an Israeli prison since his arrest by Israeli soldiers on December 17, 2011. He can be held in administrative detention, without charges being brought, for four months. The administrative detention went into effect on Jan. 8.

A military court judge on Monday denied Adnan’s appeal to be released or have his detention reduced. Adnan is a member of Islamic Jihad.

Adnan is on a hunger strike, only drinking water, to protest his detention without charge, as well as humiliating treatment in prison, according to reports.

He is reportedly too weak to stand up on his own, though he is currently shackled to a hospital bed.

 

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