Re-detained hunger striker remanded in custody for 24th time

JENIN, An Israeli military court remanded on Wednesday until August 8 and for the 24th time Khader Adnan, from the town of Arrabeh in the north of the West Bank, who had spent 66 days on hunger strike in Israeli prisons, according to members of his family.

They said that the court remanded Adnan in custody until the security forces complete their investigation.

Adnan, 40, a leading member of the Islamic Jihad, was detained at his home on December 11. He is married with six children.

Adnan was detained 11 times in his lifetime and spent over eight years in administrative detention.

He forced Israel to end his administrative detention on April 17, 2012 after spending 66 days on hunger strike and was the first to start this struggle against administrative detention when Palestinians are held for long times without charge or trial and based on classified evidence.

He was rearrested two years later and again spent 55 days on hunger strike after his administrative detention was extended for the third time in a row before he was released in July 2015 after reaching a deal to end his strike in return to not renewing his detention.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency