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High court to mull Khader Adnan appeal Thursday

Feb. 19, 2012 1:24 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 20, 2012 8:16 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- The Israeli Supreme Court will hear a petition on Thursday against the continued administrative detention of hunger-striking prisoner Khader Adnan, the prisoners society said Sunday.

The military secretariat informed lawyer Jawad Bulus that his appeal against Adnan's administrative detention order will go before the court in four days, the group said.

Bulus said he had requested an emergency hearing due to Adnan's critical health condition, after he refused food for 64 days to protest his treatment by Israeli authorities and the practice of detention without charge.

The lawyer said the court had failed to take this into account by scheduling the hearing for his 68th day on hunger strike. A doctor from Physicians from Human Rights who examined Adnan said he would not survive beyond 70 days without food.

On Feb. 13, Israel's Ofer military court ruled against the appeal of Adnan's four-month administrative detention order.

Palestinian Authority Minister of Prisoners Affairs Issa Qaraqe told Ma'an at the time that the ruling showed "utter disregard for Adnan's life, effectively condemning him to die."

Adnan has refused food since his Dec. 17 detention in northern West Bank city of Jenin. It is the longest hunger strike any Palestinian prisoner has undertaken.

Officials say they are pressing international diplomats to save Adnan's life. His condition has sparked widespread solidarity protests and hunger strikes in Israeli jails, Gaza and the West Bank.

There are an estimated 307 Palestinians in Israeli administrative detention -- held without charge -- in Israeli jails.
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