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Imprisoned by Israel since December, Palestinian hunger-striker finally receives 'official' jail sentence

Khader Adnan's health has severely deteriorated [Twitter]

Date of publication: 29 October, 2018

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Khader Adnan has already served 11 months in Israeli adminstrative detention.
The Israeli military court has fined and sentenced Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan to one year in jail after a lengthy hunger strike which recently saw his health deteriorate.

The Israeli military court in Salem, north of the occupied West Bank, sentenced Adnan to one year in jail and 18 months suspended sentence for five years, along with a fine of 1,000 Israeli shekels ($270), Jawad Boulous, head of the legal department in the Palestinian Prisoner's Society said.

He said the jail sentence begins from the day of his arrest on 11 December 2017, meaning Adnan could be released next month.

It is unclear whether he has ended his hunger strike, with unconfirmed reports from local Palestinain media saying he has.

Adnan, who has carried out a series of previous hunger strikes in Israeli captivity, was rearrested by Israel in December over his alleged involvement with the Islamic Jihad organisation.

He rejected the accusations and began a hunger strike on September 2, the prisoners' club said.

Concerns were made after it was announced on Sunday that his health had deteriorated.

Khader Adnan "suffers from serious health conditions characterised by severe weight loss, severe wasting and vomiting blood", the Palestinian Prisoners' Club said.

In 2012 Adnan went on hunger strike for 66 days in protest against his administrative detention, and in 2015 he again went on strike for 54 days after another arrest.

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