Saturday, January 28, 2012

Detained Jihad leader faces Israeli hearing Monday

A poster supporting Khader Adnan

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Detained Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan faces a hearing on Monday at an Israeli military court, the prisoners society said Saturday.

Adnan, who was detained on Dec. 17, has been on hunger strike for 42 days to protest his treatment by Israeli prison authorities.

He will appear at Ofer military court near Ramallah on Monday. The prisoners' rights group Addameer said he was issued a four-month administrative detention order on Jan. 8.

The Jihad leader vowed to continue refusing food, salts and medical checks, insisting "my dignity is more valuable than food and water."

Maan News Agency