Palestinian Khader Adnan on the verge of death

A report in Haaretz has said that Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan is on the verge of death.

Palestinian Khader Adnan  on the verge of death

World Bulletin / News Desk

Administrative detainee Khader Adnan who is on the 54th day of a hunger strike, is likely to die at any minute, his attorney Jawad Boulus said on Saturday morning.

Hundreds of Palestinians marched through the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday in support of Khader Adnan, as the Palestinian prisoner had passed his 53rd day on hunger strike.Carrying banners depicting Adnan, the marchers crossed toward the Dome of the Rock chanting slogans and calling for his immediate release.

One banner read: "Freedom for the prisoner on hunger strike, Sheikh Khader Adnan."

Tens of thousands of Palestinians were at the mosque compound to mark the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, with Israel relaxing normally severe access restrictions from the West Bank into East Jerusalem.

Adnan, 37, began his hunger strike nearly two months ago to protest the Israeli practice of  detention, under which Palestinians can be held without charge or trials for months or years.

Adnan was detained in July last year and sentenced to administrative detention for the 10th time in his life.

It is the second time Adnan has gone on hunger strike against the practice, following a 66-day long hunger strike he undertook in 2012 -- the longest carried out by a Palestinian in Israeli detention.

In recent days, however, his health has deteriorated sharply, with the International Committee of the Red Cross saying on Monday that his life was "at immediate risk." with doctors saying that they were increasingly worried Adnan's health might give out abruptly, causing a "sudden death." His lawyer Jawad Bolous said: "Every minute, every second, every hour that passes makes his situation worse."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Haziran 2015, 16:06
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