Israel’s Salem Military Court in the occupied West Bank yesterday adjourned the hearing of Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan, who has been on hunger strike for 52 days, the Palestinian Prisoners Club said.
According to Quds Press, the organization said that the Israeli military court adjourned the hearing until 29 October.
Israeli Military Court adjourned yesterday the hearing of Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan until 29 October.
Knowing that Khader Adnan has been on hunger strike for 52 days .@QudsNen pic.twitter.com/nVWu1d7byw
— Omar Oz (@omarouazani) October 23, 2018
Khader Adnan, 40, was arrested by the Israeli occupation forces on December 11, 2017, and accused of affiliation with an illegal Palestinian faction and planning illegal actions.
Adnan, from Jenin, launched a hunger strike in protest against the “false” accusations against him and his imprisonment without charge or trial.
In 2012, Adnan went on a hunger strike that lasted 66 days against his administrative detention. In 2015, he began another hunger strike that lasted for 54 days.
The health condition of Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan has taken a serious turn for the worse, as his open-ended hunger strike has been ongoing for 52 consecutive days to protest his arbitrary detention in Israeli lock-ups.#GroupPalestine #قروب_فلسطيني pic.twitter.com/lcv5BAzq2T
— Sbeh Kahled28 (@SKahled28) October 23, 2018
The father of seven has been arrested 11 times and has spent a total of eight years in Israeli jails.
Some 430 Palestinians were held under administrative detention in July.
Israeli rights group B’Tselem defines Administrative detention as “incarceration without trial or charge, alleging that a person plans to commit a future offense,” stating that “it has no time limit, and the evidence on which it is based is not disclosed.”
Health situation of prisoner Khader Adnan has seriously deteriorated as he continues his hunger strike for 52 consecutive days protesting his illegal detention. #Palhunger #Palestine pic.twitter.com/Is7TakWTay
— Maram Humaid (@MaramGaza) October 23, 2018
The Israeli NGO adds:
“Israel employs this measure extensively and routinely, and has used it to hold thousands of Palestinians for lengthy periods of time.”
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)