Days of Palestine

Israeli Court Rejects Release of Palestinian Prisoner Despite His Serious Condition

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An Israeli occupation court session ended on Thursday evening, March 30, 2023, without issuing a decision to release hunger-striking prisoner Khader Adnan.

Prisoner Adnan entered today his 55th day of hunger strike in protest of his illegal administrative detention in Israeli prisons.

Palestinian Muhjad Al-Quds Foundation reported that Adnan’s health has significantly deteriorated, as he is still vomiting blood and suffering from severe joint pain, blurred vision, and intermittent fainting spells.

The Foundation pointed out that the Ofer court session ended without issuing a decision on the appeal submitted by prisoner Adnan’s lawyer.

“Sheikh Khader Adnan denies the fabricated charges against him and affirms that his demand is freedom,” Muhjat Al-Quds Foundation added.

Israeli occupation forces kidnapped Khader Adnan, 44, on February 5, 2023, after invading his home in occupied Jenin, the Palestinian prisoners’ Society PPS said.

Khader Adnan was arrested at least 12 times, and he spent a total of about eight years in Israeli prisons. He was held under administrative detention during most of his arrests.

Prisoner Adnan had gone through five previous hunger strikes in Israeli prisons, including four strikes against administrative detention.

Israeli occupation authorities currently hold some 4780 Palestinians in prisons, including 160 children and 30 women.