[Pnews] Israeli military court sentenced Palestinian detainee and hunger striker Khader Adnan to one year in prison

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Tue Oct 30 12:49:08 EDT 2018


  Adnan Sentenced to One Year

October 30, 2018

The Israeli military court in Salem, north of the northern occupied West 
Bank district of Jenin, sentenced Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan to 
one year in prison, fined him 1,000 shekels ($270) and 18 months 
suspended sentence for five years, on Monday.

Jawad Boulous, head of the legal department in the Palestinian 
Prisoner’s Society (PPS), said that the prison sentence starts from the 
day of his arrest on December 11th, 2017.

Adnan, 40, a father of seven children, has been on an open hunger strike 
for 58 days and even stopped drinking water, as a form of protest 
against his “arbitrary” detention by Israel.

Despite the sentence, it remained unclear whether Adnan suspended his 
open hunger strike or not, according to Ma’an.

The prisoners’ rights group Muhjat al-Quds Foundation said that Adnan 
started his open hunger strike on September 2nd, demanding his immediate 

Since Adnan began his hunger strike, Israeli authorities have imposed 
harsh measures, such as isolation, no visitations, and being transferred 
from one detention center to another.

Adnan, from the Arraba town in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, 
has previously went through two major hunger strikes, one was a 66-day 
long hunger strike in 2012 and another 55-day long in 2015, protesting 
his administrative detention. However, Adnan is not currently being held 
in administrative detention.

Israeli forces had detained Adnan on December 11th, 2017, accusing him 
of incitement.

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