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Palestinian Hunger Striker Refuses Food in Protest against Israeli Judiciary

17 May 2015 16:26


Palestinian hunger-striker Khader Adnan refused to take food and even salt, relying on water only, in protest of his detention without charge or trial.

Adnan began a hunger strike 12 days ago to protest his illegal detention by Israel without charge or trial. The prison administration has carried out several punitive measures against Adnan since the first day of his strike, WAFA reported.

Adnan was tried at a military court and several restrictions were imposed on him; including placing him in solitary confinement, and preventing him from going out on the daily break. Adnan has not been allowed to have pens, papers, or books.

To protest these Israeli punitive measures against him, Adnan has been refusing to undertake any medical tests and to take any food, salt, or sugar, relying on drinking water only.

Adnan is a senior Islamic Jihad official and a former prisoner and hunger striker. He was re-arrested by the Israeli authorities on July 8th of 2014, two years after he was released from Israeli prisons following a 66-day hunger strike against administrative detention, where no formal charges were laid against him.

Adnan is married and a father of six children.

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