Knesset member Tibi visits Khader Adnan in Israeli hospital

Maan News Agency Febr 20 2012

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian Knesset member Ahmad Tibi on Monday visited hunger-striking prisoner Khader Adnan in an Israeli hospital, expressing his support for the detainee’s protest against his detention without charge.

“Adnan in a very serious health condition but his spirits are high,” Tibi told reporters after the visit to Rifka Zaef hospital in the town of Safed.

The Israeli lawmaker called for Israel to release the Islamic Jihad leader, who has been on hunger strike for 65 days and was sentenced to a four-month administrative detention order on Jan. 8.

He warned that protests would erupt in the West Bank, Gaza and Israeli jails if Adnan does not survive.

Adnan did not break any laws, and detention without charge contradicts international human rights standards, he said.



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