Palestinian prisoner ends hunger strike after sentencing: wife

Ramallah: A Palestinian prisoner ended his hunger strike Monday after an Israeli military court sentenced him to a year in prison, his wife said.

Khader Adnan has been in detention since last December so the sentence means he is expected to be released within two months.

Adnan began a hunger strike in early September against his detention but was given a one-year sentence Monday, his wife and lawyer said.

“The judge’s decision to sentence him for a year was based on my husband’s bad health situation as a result of his hunger strike,” said his wife Randa.

The Israeli army confirmed the sentence and said in a statement that the military court convicted him of having been an active member of the banned Islamic Jihad organisation, after he pleaded guilty in a plea bargain.

Adnan has staged protests during previous stints in Israeli jails.

In 2012 he went on hunger strike for 66 days in protest against a term of internment without trial, what Israel calls “administrative detention”.

In 2015 he went without food for over 50 days after another arrest.

[source_without_link]Agence France-Presse[/source_without_link]