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Palestinian detainee dies in Israeli prison after 87-day hunger strike
Palestinian detainee dies in Israeli prison after 87-day hunger strike
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Jerusalem, ALRAY - Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan has died in an Israeli occupation jail after an 87-day hunger strike to protest his arbitrary detention without charge or trial, the Israeli occupation prison authorities announced early Tuesday morning.


The Israeli occupation authorities added that Adnan was found unconscious in his cell before being transferred to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.


Adnan began his open-ended hunger strike shortly after being detained by the Israeli occupation army during a raid on his home in Arraba town in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin on 5 February.


Earlier on Sunday, an Israeli court turned down an appeal to release Adnan despite his deteriorating health condition.


According to the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, Adnan had gone on six hunger strikes lasting for a total of 251 days to demonstrate against his administrative detention without charge.


The ministry previously warned that Adnan had been in critical condition after almost three months of hunger strike amid deliberate medical negligence in Israeli occupation prisons.


It called for an international investigation into the circumstances of Adnan's death.


A father of nine, Adnan had been detained 12 times during his life and jailed for a total of eight years, mostly under administrative detention without charge, by the Israeli occupation authorities.


The Palestinian factions held the Israeli occupation fully responsible for this “heinous crime”, calling for a general strike and protests across occupied Palestine.