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They’re calling him the “Bobby Sands of the West Bank.” Khader Adnan, a 33-year-old baker, was arrested by Israel on December 17 near the West Bank city of Jenin.
Held without charge, he began refusing food a day after his arrest. Now entering his 65th day on a hunger strike, he is said to be close to death.
Israel claims Adnan is a member of Islamic Jihad and put him on a four-month administrative detention. Under Israeli law, a military tribunal can order an individual held without charge for up to six months at a time. Such orders can be extended by further six-month periods indefinitely, if approved at a new court hearing.
Physicians for Human Rights-Israel said last week that Adnan was “in immediate danger of death,” despite receiving liquid infusions, according to AFP.
There are currently more than 300 Palestinians being held in administrative detention by Israel.
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