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High court to mull Khader Adnan appeal Thursday
Published Sunday 19/02/2012 (updated) 20/02/2012 20:16
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Palestinian protesters dressed as jailed Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan
gesture as they take part in a weekly demonstration against Israel's separation
wall, in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah, Feb. 17, 2012.
(REUTERS/Ammar Awad)
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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1 ) AKeenReader / UK
19/02/2012 13:52
By Thursday? Wow!!! It seems that Israeli justice system do not have any sense of responsibility considering that this man so sick and might even die by Thurday. His blood and death will be on Israeli's hands for a long time to come. THIS IS WORLD JUSTICE. WHERE IS ARAB LEAGUE, US AND WESTERN GOVTS WHO ARE CRYING WOLF AT THE UNSC/ UNGA REGARDING SYRIA TROUBLES, BUT KEEPING QUITE WHEN IT COMES TO PALESTINIANS. Shame on all of them especially the Arab League.

2 ) Tom Murphy / US
19/02/2012 15:49
Thursday. Israel is a disgrace. Tell the world. Spread the word: http://bit.ly/KhaderAdnan

3 ) US Citizen / US
19/02/2012 16:03
#1 UK ... The Palestinians have lost confidence in the Arab League generations ago, it's a worthless body of incompetent and corrupt leaders that have done nothing but give false promises. If the AL had any leverage in world affairs and particularly the Pal issue, "Israel" wouldn't dare act or behave like they do.... But hopefully the tides of change have arrived and perhaps a new dawn is emerging and Zionism as we all know it will soon wither away.

4 ) Lou / USA
19/02/2012 23:37
I cannot comment on the reasons that this man is being held. Ultimately he may or may not belong in prison. What I have a hard time with is that more and more governments are holding people without charging them and bringing them to trial. International laws should be enacted to prevent the crime of detention without the right of due process.

5 ) Julie / USA
20/02/2012 02:23
easy to see that izrael chooses to spread this specific global message about themselves: "WE ARE THE NAZIS OF THE WORLD and PROUD OF IT"

6 ) AKeenReader / UK
20/02/2012 13:40
#3 US... Agree completely with what you say. It may well be that Iran will lead the way instead of AL. I admire Iranian stance against all sanctions imposed by the West, US and the rest of american puppets. It's disgraceful that muslims(all secs) don't stand together shoulder to shoulder and fight all those who create infighing amongst the muslims around the world. This is what West, US and Israel wants so that Palestinian agenda is bushed back.
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