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Two UN experts calling for Israel to be held accountable for the death of prisoner Adnan

Two United Nations experts demanded today, Wednesday, that the Israeli occupation authorities be held accountable for the death of prisoner Khader Adnan, who went on an open-ended hunger strike against his arrest.

The two experts stressed that “there must be accountability for the killing of the Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan (45 years old)”, describing the collective arbitrary Israeli detention of Palestinians as “cruel and inhuman”.

The two experts, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 Francesca Albanese, and Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health Tlalang Mofokeng, said, “Khidr Adnan has been arrested at least 12 times in the past, He spent about 8 years in prison, most of which were under administrative detention, and went on hunger strike five times.

They added that Adnan “was protesting against Israel’s widespread policy of arbitrary detention of Palestinians, against fair trial guarantees and in abhorrent conditions. Despite the serious deterioration in his health, the Israeli authorities refused to release him or transfer him to hospital, and continued to detain him in a hospital facility.” imprisonment, without adequate health care.

“Khader Adnan’s death is a tragic testament to Israel’s cruel and inhumane detention policy and practices, as well as the failure of the international community to hold Israel accountable in the face of the cruel and illegal acts being committed against Palestinian prisoners,” they said.

The two experts stressed that “we cannot separate Israel’s physical policies from the colonial nature of its occupation, which aims to control and subjugate all Palestinians in the lands that Israel wants to control,” noting that “the systematic practice of administrative detention amounts to a war crime of depriving protected persons.” deliberately violating the rights to a fair and regular trial.”

They stressed that “it is more necessary than ever for the international community to hold Israel accountable for its illegal actions in the occupied territories, and to stop the normalization of war crimes, which have become a daily reality in the lives of the Palestinians,” and they asked, “How many lives must be lost, before it takes place.” Achieving an inch of justice in the occupied Palestinian territories?

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