Palestinian security forces on Sunday arrested senior Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan, reports Anadolu Agency.
Adnan was detained during his participation in a protest in the West Bank city of Ramallah to demand the release of activists held during a rally to call for bringing killers of political activist Nizar Banat to justice, the Lawyers for Justice group said.
— Middle East Monitor (@MiddleEastMnt) July 8, 2021
Adnan was repeatedly detained by Israeli forces and had staged several hunger strikes to protest his detention.
In 2012, Adnan staged a 66-day hunger strike in protest of his detention, forcing Israeli authorities to release him. He staged similar hunger strikes in 2015 and 2018.
#Palestinian administrative detainee in Israeli prisons, Khader Adnan, remains on hunger strike for 19 days in row in protest of his unfair detention without a charge or trial. pic.twitter.com/HLa1joZade
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) June 17, 2021
There was no comment from the Palestinian Authority on the report.
On Saturday, Palestinian security forces banned a protest in Ramallah to call for bringing Banat’s killers to accountability.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)