Rights group fears Khader Adnan could die after more than 50 days on hunger strike, calls on Israel to promptly grant trial.
Khader began his hunger strike on December 18th, 2011 after he was arrested in a nighttime Israeli military raid on his home in the West Bank village of Arraba. Since his arrest, Khader has been held in “administrative detention”–without trial or charges against him. It has been reported that he is affiliated with Islamic Jihad, but no evidence of that affiliation has been presented. Regardless of his political beliefs, administrative detention and the interrogations which sparked his hunger strike are entirely unacceptable according to international law.