The health of the Palestinian captive Khader Adnan has reached critical condition as he entered his 41st day of hunger strike in zionist regime prison, Adnan’s defense committee warned Sunday.
Adnan, who staged one of the longest hunger strikes in history in 2012, is showing sharp weight loss, low heart rate, hypotension, and hypoglycemia as a result of his ongoing protest at being held in Israeli jails under administrative detention, with neither charge nor trial, the committee added.
Hunger-striking Adnan has also become unable to stand on his feet on his own, the same source further reported.
The committee urged the human rights and civil institutions to mobilize mass support, nationwide and overseas, for Adnan’s cause without further delay.
They further pushed for internationalizing the cause of some 500 Palestinian administrative detainees held in Israeli lock-ups without trials and for saving their life before it is too late.
“Adnan has been standing up for and fighting on behalf of human rights violated by the Israeli occupation forces under the so-called emergency law,” the committee said.
Prisoner Adnan, a father of six children, was detained by the Israeli occupation forces on July 8, 2014 and sentenced to administrative detention for the 10th time in his life.
Palestinians held in administrative detention can be incarcerated without charge or trial for months or years, and are denied access to the evidence that led to their detention.
Observers said the policy has been enacted excessively by the Israeli occupation authorities, in contravention to international and humanitarian laws which stipulate the practice be used only in extenuating circumstances.