Medical report warns Israeli court Khader Adnan is in immediate danger after 61 days of protest at his ‘administrative detention’
A Palestinian prisoner on his 61st day of hunger strike while shackled to a bed in an Israeli hospital is in immediate danger of death, according to a medical report submitted to the supreme court in an effort to secure his release.
Khader Adnan, 33, a baker from a village near Jenin, is being held without charge by the Israeli authorities under a four-month term of “administrative detention”. He began his hunger strike on 18 December, the day after being arrested.
Adnan’s lawyers have submitted a petition for his release to Israel‘s supreme court, but no date has been set for a hearing. The situation was urgent, lawyer Mahmoud Kassandra told the Guardian. “This is the last chance. The medical report says he could die at any minute. We hope this will succeed but I am not optimistic.”
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Sixty-one days. That is how long it’s been since Khader Adnan has eaten.
For Adnan, like many Palestinians in the occupied territories, incarceration is not an uncommon experience. According to Addameer, in January there were more than 4,400 Palestinian “political prisoners” in Israeli jails. Of them, 310 were being held under administrative detention.
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