Palestinian political prisoner Khader Adnan entered on Wednesday the fourth day of hunger strike in protest against the arbitrary Administrative Detention.
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that Adnan, 43, from Jenin in northern West Bank, was abducted by occupation soldiers on May 30.
It added that the Salem Israeli military court has extended his detention until the seventh of June, although no charges were brought against him yet.
Adnan was imprisoned by the Israeli occupation for twelve times, spending nearly eight years in prison, mostly being held under the Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial.
During his repeated imprisonments, the Islamic Jihad official held four hunger strikes, protesting being held under the Administrative Detention orders and being forced into solitary confinement.
In the year 2004, Adnan held a hunger strike for 25 days, followed by 66 days in the year 2012, 54 days in the year 2015, and 58 days in the year 2018.
During the 58-day hunger strike, Adnan’s health seriously deteriorated after he stopped taking supplements that help him survive the long fast. Before ending his strike, he had begun to show serious symptoms such as vomiting blood.
The detainee is a married father of nine children, the youngest is a newborn (just one month old) and the oldest is 13 years of age.
Source: International Middle East Media Center