Palestinian prisoner hunger strike has UN urging Israel to intervene

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Martin Nesirky

Israeli authorities have been urged by the United Nations to resolve the case of a Palestinian prisoner who has been on a hunger strike since mid-December.

Khader Adnan is protesting being held on "administrative detention". Under Israeli law Palestinians deemed a security threat are kept in prisons indefinitely without benefit of charge or trial.

Martin Nesirky has more.

"Robert Serry, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, is concerned about reports of the deteriorating conditions of a Palestinian in administrative detention who is on a hunger strike. Mr. Serry has called on the Government of Israel to do everything in its power to preserve the health of the prisoner and to resolve the case while abiding by all legal obligations under international law."

(Duration: 23")

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