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Israel sentences hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner to jail

Hunger striking palestinian [Carlos Latuff/Wikipedia]
Hunger striking palestinian [Carlos Latuff/Wikipedia]

An Israeli military court yesterday sentenced Palestinian hunger-striker Khader Adnan to one year in jail and a fine of 1,000 ($270), Quds Press said.

Reporting the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC), Quds Press said that the Israel Salem military court sentenced Adnan to one year in jail starting from 11 December 2017 when he was detained and a suspended sentence of one and a half years.

Head of the legal unit at the PPC, lawyer Jawad Polis said that the Israeli occupation accused Adnan of affiliation to a banned organisation, offering services to them and planning a Palestinian resistance attack.

Adnan's wife said that the ruling is a "new victory" for him as it came to a result of his open-ended hunger strike which has been ongoing for 58 days and was launched in response to the occupation forces holding Adnan without charge or trial.

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Speaking to journalists near the Israeli court, she said that the Israeli occupation is to release her husband after a few days when he completes his one year term.

Adnan has been arrested 11 times and spend a total of eight years in Israeli jails.

He launched a hunger strike against his administrative detention on 2 September.

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