World Bulletin / News Desk
According to a report in Electronic Intifada, Palestinians are calling for the urgent international intervention to save the life of Khader Adnan who has been on a complete hunger strike for almost 50 days to protest his detention without charge or trial by Israel.
Adnan's family last week sent a letter to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urging pressure on Israel to free him. However previous appeals to Mogherini on behalf of Palestinian prisoners, including by dozens of members, have not resulted in the staunchly pro-Israel EU breaking its complicit silence.
Aat least three more Palestinians jailed by Israel have started open-ended hunger strikes.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) has also urged the “international community to put pressure on Israeli forces for the immediate release of Adnan who has been under administrative detention without a trial.”
“After the deterioration of his health condition, Adnan has been recently admitted to Assaf Harofeh Hospital in Israel, while being handcuffed to his bed all day long,” PCHR stated.
Adnan, who has lost a massive amount of body weight, is now suffering additional serious symptoms, according to PCHR, which cited the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club whose lawyer recently visited him.
“The more [the Israelis] torture me, the stronger and more determined I become,” Adnan reportedlytold the lawyer.
Khader Adnan, a baker and activist for prisoners’ rights, was taken from his home by Israeli occupation forces on 8 July last year. He was sentenced to six months in prison without charge or trial. When the Israelis renewed the detention on 7 May, he began a total hunger strike, accepting only water.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Haziran 2015, 14:43