JERUSALEM (JTA) – A Palestinian man in the 59th day of a hunger strike was denied release from an Israeli prison, where he is being held without charge.
Khader Adnan has been held in an Israeli prison since his arrest by Israeli soldiers on Dec. 17. He can be held in administrative detention, without charges being brought, for four months. The administrative detention went into effect on Jan. 8.
A military court judge on Monday denied Adnan’s appeal to be released or have his detention reduced. Adnan is a member of Islamic Jihad.
Adnan is on a hunger strike, only drinking water, to protest his detention without charge, as well as humiliating treatment in prison, according to reports.
He reportedly is too weak to stand up on his own, though he is shackled to a hospital bed.