[Ppnews] Israel military rejects Khader Adnan appeal

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Tue Feb 14 13:57:02 EST 2012


Ismael Mohamad / United Press International


Israel military rejects Khader Adnan appeal as 
hunger striker’s wife urges intervention to spare his life

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 22:13
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israel-military-rejects-khader-adnan-appeal-hunger-strikers-wife-urges

“My husband is dying inside an Israeli jail. The 
world should make sure I am able to see him
 And 
it should pressure the Israeli government to release him before it’s too late.”

Those are the words of Randa Adnan, the wife of 
Khader Adnan who is entering his 59th day on 
hunger strike, in 
<http://www.alternativenews.org/english/index.php/component/content/article/28-news/4140-wife-of-near-death-prisoner-asks-world-to-help>a 
passionate and urgent appeal published the day an 
Israeli military court rejected his appeal 
against a 4-month “administrative detention” order.

Palestinian prisoner’s rights group 
<http://www.addameer.org/etemplate.php?id=438>Addameer reported today that:

The Israeli Military Appeals Court dismissed the 
appeal against Khader Adnan’s administrative 
detention order today, 13 February 2012. The 
court decision orders Khader to remain detained 
for the full duration of his four month 
administrative detention order, to be expired on 8 May.

Today’s decision follows the inconclusive Appeals 
Court hearing that took place on 9 February in a 
hospital room at the Zif Medical Center in Safad 
due to his critical medical condition. The 
decision comes as Khader Adnan persists in the 
58th day of his ongoing hunger strike and his health continues to deteriorate.

The group warned that:

Addameer holds Israel accountable for the life of 
Khader Adnan, whose health has entered an 
alarmingly critical stage that will now have 
irreversible consequences and could lead to his fatal collapse at any moment.



Full text of Addameer’s statement

Israel’s Military Appeals Court Confirms Four 
Month Administrative Detention Today

Ramallah, 13 February 2012 - The Israeli Military 
Appeals Court dismissed the appeal against Khader 
Adnan’s administrative detention order today, 13 
February 2012. The court decision orders Khader 
to remain detained for the full duration of his 
four month administrative detention order, to be 
expired on 8 May. Today’s decision follows the 
inconclusive Appeals Court hearing that took 
place on 9 February in a hospital room at the Zif 
Medical Center in Safad due to his critical 
medical condition. The decision comes as Khader 
Adnan persists in the 58th day of his ongoing 
hunger strike and his health continues to deteriorate.

In the Appeals Court decision confirming Khader’s 
administrative detention, Judge Moshe Tirosh 
stated that according to the secret material 
available to the judge but not available to 
Khader or his lawyers, the court decision was 
“balanced”. He also commented that the secret 
material confirms that Khader Adnan is a 
political leader in the Islamic Jihad party. In 
his decision, Judge Tirosh completely disregarded 
Khader’s lawyers’ numerous arguments, including 
the lack of evidence that Khader Adnan has 
carried out any activities providing grounds for 
detention; that administrative detention is used 
in an arbitrary manner; and that affiliation to a 
political party is aligned with the right to 
freedom of expression, assembly and political association.

Furthermore, in response to Khader’s statement 
during the appeals hearing on 9 February, which 
outlined the details of the torture, inhuman and 
degrading treatment to which he was subjected by 
Israeli Occupying Forces since his arrest, the 
military prosecutor stated that these allegations 
were exaggerated and did not take place in the 
way Khader described. In commenting on Khader’s 
life-threatening health condition, Judge Tirosh 
stated that only Khader is to blame for his 
physical health condition as a result of his 
choice to continue his hunger strike and that his 
medical condition will not influence the administrative detention decision.

Addameer lawyer Samer Sama’n was also able to 
visit Khader in Zif Medical Center in Safad 
today. According to Khader, Israeli Prison 
Service (IPS) forces carried out an extensive 
search of his room on 10 February, despite the 
fact that throughout his stay in the hospital 
room, IPS forces have continued to shackle one 
arm and his opposite leg. Khader also stated that 
yesterday, 12 February, IPS personnel threatened 
to shackle all four of his limbs for reasons that were unclear to him.

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel doctors were 
permitted to visit Khader today and conduct 
medical examinations. This examination is only 
the third since he began his hunger strike. His 
medical condition, already at a life-threatening 
stage, continues to deteriorate and he is 
experiencing extreme pain. For more details on 
his current medical condition, please refer 
directly to Physicians for Human Rights.

Addameer condemns the Israeli Appeals Court Judge 
Tirosh’s confirming decision in blatant disregard 
of Khader Adnan’s life-threatening condition. 
Addameer further protests the Israeli Appeals 
Court’s blatant exploitation and violation of 
international law to guise its illegal and 
sweeping policies, including the categorization 
of all Palestinian parties as terrorist parties, 
and also protests the inaction in pursuing 
serious investigation into Khader’s claims of 
torture, abuse and inhuman and degrading 
treatment. Addameer holds Israel accountable for 
the life of Khader Adnan, whose health has 
entered an alarmingly critical stage that will 
now have irreversible consequences and could lead 
to his fatal collapse at any moment.

Addameer holds the international community 
responsible for not taking action to save 
Khader’s life. Addameer demands that the European 
Union, the United Nations and the International 
Committee of the Red Cross intervene with Israel 
immediately before it is too late. Addameer 
further hails all local and international 
solidarity efforts made on Khader’s behalf and 
urges individuals to continue calling attention to this most urgent matter.





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