MK Zahalka: Imprisoning a man without a trial is shameful

February 19, 2012 15:46

A man imprisoned in Israel without a trial brings shame to the country, said MK Jamal Zahalka (Balad), Israel Radio reported Sunday.

Zahalka's comments came after he visited Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, who has been on a hunger strike for 63 days.

Adnan is currently in Ziv hospiyal in Safed, after being transferred there from Ofer Prison. He is demanding to be put on trial or to be released, otherwise he will continue his hunger strike.

There have been media reports that Adnan belonged to Islamic Jihad, but the Shin Bet (Israel Security Service) and the IDF have not confirmed that.The IDF said in a statement that Adnan was arrested “for activities that threaten regional security.” It has not given further details.

Tovah Lazaroff contributed to this report

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