Monday, February 13, 2012

Israeli court rejects Adnan appeal, 23 injured at protest

An officer from an Israeli special police unit aims a grenade launcher during
clashes with Palestinian demonstrators at a protest held in solidarity with
prisoner Khader Adnan, a member of the Islamic Jihad militant group, outside
Ofer prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Feb. 13, 2012.
(REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- An Israeli military court rejected the appeal of hunger-striking prisoner Khader Adnan on Monday, as 23 people were injured in a nearby protest against his continued detention.

Israel's Ofer military court ruled against Adnan's appeal of his four month administrative detention order. The Islamic Jihad leader has refused food for 58 days to protest his treatment by Israeli authorities, and the practice of detention without charge.

His lawyer Jawad Bulus accused the court of failing to pay any attention to Adnan's deteriorating health.

Prisoners society head Qadura Fares slammed the ruling and called on international organizations to intervene in order to save the prisoner's life.
Maan News Agency