RAMALLAH, Feb. 19 (JMCC) - Lawyers for Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, who has been on a hunger strike for two months, have filed an appeal with Israel's highest court, reports the
The court will meet on Thursday morning as Adnan is said to cling to life.
Khader Adnan is fighting a provision that allows Israel to hold detainees for months or even years without trial or formal charges. Israeli officials say they use so-called “administrative detention’’ to guard against immediate threats to the country’s security.
Adnan, a member of the militant group Islamic Jihad, has continued his hunger strike longer than any Palestinian detainee before him. His doctors warned this week that the 33-year-old might die soon.