Palestinian prisoner, Khader Adnan, 40, who has been on an open hunger strike for 57 days, as a form of protest against his “arbitrary” detention by Israel, has also stopped drinking water, on Sunday.
The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Committee said in a statement:
“Prisoner Khader Adnan has decided to step up his hunger strike in Israeli jails by abstaining from drinking water from Sunday until his release.”
Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan has been detained by Israel without charge or trial for 10 months. He has been on hunger strike for 55 days in protest of his arbitrary detention–his fourth hunger strike while in an Israeli jail cell. https://t.co/DECpVOyojb pic.twitter.com/aSqEOSILfo
— The IMEU (@theIMEU) October 27, 2018
Adnan’s health has deteriorated after he stopped taking supplements to help him survive the long fast and started to show serious symptoms, such as vomiting blood.
The prisoners’ rights group Muhjat al-Quds Foundation said that Adnan started his open hunger strike on September 2nd, demanding his immediate release.
His beard is as old as his days in captivity
It's his 3rd hunger strike pic.twitter.com/AWaIl86XJQ
— Saif Bitar (@BitarSaif) October 28, 2018
Sources mentioned that Israeli authorities continue to prevent lawyers from meeting with Adnan since September 17.
Since Adnan began his hunger strike, Israeli authorities have imposed harsh measures, such as isolation, no visitations, and being transferred from one detention center to another.
Khader Adnan is on hunger strike for 56th day. He has been held in prison 10 times under administrative detention, a procedure which allows Israel to detain people for periods of 6 months, each renewable, without the filing of charges or a trial. pic.twitter.com/Yk4PCXAzBB
— NabilaKilani6 (@NKilani6) October 28, 2018
Adnan, from the Arraba town in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, has previously gone through two major hunger strikes, one was a 66-day long hunger strike in 2012 and another 55-day long in 2015, protesting his administrative detention. However, Adnan is not currently being held in administrative detention.
Israeli forces had detained Adnan on December 11, 2017, accusing him of incitement.
(Ma’an, PC, Social Media)