Palestinian Hunger Striker’s Health Takes Turn for Worse

Ramallah, MINA – Rights groups have sounded alarm bells over the deteriorating health condition of Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, who has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 23 consecutive days to protest his arbitrary detention in Israeli jails.

According to Muhjat al-Quds Foundation, prisoner Khader Adnan has declared his an open-ended hunger strike some 23 days ago in response to being held arbitrarily in Israeli dungeons.

Muhjat al-Quds group called on the international community and human rights institutions, namely the Red Cross, to urgently intervene and pressurize the Israeli occupation to release Adnan, among other Palestinian detainees arbitrarily held in its lock-ups, PIC reported.

Muhjat al-Quds railed against Israel’s torture tactics, including bans of visits by family members and attorneys, perpetrated against the hunger striker, in contravention of international laws and treaties.

The foundation said Adnan’s health status has gone downhill as a result of the hunger strike and preplanned medical neglect by the Israeli prison authorities.

Khader Adnan, from the northern occupied West Bank province of Jenin, was kidnapped by the Israeli forces on December 11, 2017 over allegations of anti-occupation incitement.(R/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)