‘Palestinian hunger striker’s life at risk’

Palestinian activist Khader Adnan
The health condition of Palestinian activist Khader Adnan imprisoned by Israel is “deteriorating” after spending 44 days on hunger strike in jail.

The life of a Palestinian activist in an Israeli jail is reportedly in danger after 44 days of hunger strike which he began to protest his imprisonment.

“His health is deteriorating and his life will be in danger if he continues the hunger strike,” Tel Aviv-based Physicians for Human Rights said in a statement on Monday.

Khader Adnan, 34, kicked off the hunger strike a day after he was arrested by Israeli forces on December 17 2011. He has been held without trial ever since in what Israel calls “administrative detention”.

The Palestinian prisoners club, which monitors inmates’ wellbeing, said Adnan was taken by ambulance on Monday from Israel’s Ramla prison to a military court, where a hearing on his case was postponed until February 1.

Adnan was brutally beaten by the Israeli occupation forces and sustained injuries when Israeli forces raided his home outside the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank, a Press TV correspondent said.

Adnan has been sentenced to four months in jail.

Adnan is on hunger strike for several reasons as stated by him: he considers his detention a violation of his rights and identity; he protests the ill-treatment he suffered at the hands of the soldiers and interrogators, and he refuses to accept the unjust system of administrative detention.

(www.presstv.ir / 31.01.2012)

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