Hearing delayed in case of Palestinian hunger striker

April 22, 2013 20:47

A hearing in the legal proceedings against Palestinian hunger strike Samer Essawi was delayed till May on Monday, after Essawi told the court that he refused to recognize the authority of the military court.

Also Monday, Palestinian media reported that Israeli authorities have offered a deal to Essawi, where he would end his hunger strike in exchange for a six-month sentence in Israeli jail. Israeli authorities would not confirm the report on Monday night.Essawi is currently being hospitalized at the Kaplan medical center in Rehovot, due to his declining medical condition. A military judge from Ofer Prison came to the hospital to hold a hearing in Essawi's case, but Essawi reportedly refused to recognize the court.

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