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Khader Adnan enters 48th day of hunger strike

June 21, 2015 3:35 P.M. (Updated: June 22, 2015 11:43 A.M.)
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RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- The Palestinian Prisoner's Society denied reports on Sunday that Khader Adnan had died, as the 37-year-old prisoner entered his 48th day on hunger strike

The director of the society's legal unit, Jawad Bolous, quoted the head of Asad Arofeh hospital as saying that Adnan's health was stable and there had been no changes.

However, Bolous added that the Israeli prison service's judicial adviser had said that Adnan's condition was very serious.

The prisoner's society head, Qaddura Fares urged all Palestinians to support Adnan by any means possible.

Bolous said on Wednesday that "new dangerous symptoms" had appeared indicating that Adnan's health had seriously deteriorated. "He suffers severe pains all over his body with blue spots on his shoulder and clear speaking problems."

Adnan, a father of six children, was detained on July 8, 2014 and sentenced to administrative detention for the 10th time in his life.

Palestinians held in administrative detention can be held without charge or trial for months or years, and are denied access to the evidence that led to their detention.

In an open letter released last month, Adnan wrote that the goal of his strike is to resist Israel and prevent it from tarnishing the achievement of prisoners who secured their freedom by going on hunger strikes in the past, only to be rearrested by military forces.

In 2012, Adnan took part in a 66-day hunger strike against his detention without trial or charge. The agreement that released him on April 18 of that year also ended a hunger strike of 2,000 Palestinian prisoners, who had called for an end to administrative detention.

Despite Israel's agreement to the demand at the time, around 500 Palestinians are currently being held under administrative detention, out of a total of nearly 6,000 Palestinians being held in Israeli prisons.
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