This photo taken on May 2, 2023 shows a closed shop during a general strike following the announcement of the death of Khader Adnan in the West Bank city of Hebron. Khader Adnan, a prominent leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement (PIJ), on Tuesday died in an Israeli prison after he went on a hunger strike for 86 days, Palestinian and Israeli sources said. (Photo by Mamoun Wazwaz/Xinhua)
CAIRO, May 2 (Xinhua) -- The Arab League (AL) on Tuesday condemned Israel for the death of Khader Adnan, a prominent leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement in an Israeli prison after almost three months of hunger strike.
"The Palestinian hunger striker died due to deliberate medical negligence policies that were practiced systematically by the Israeli occupation authority," said Saeed Abu Ali, AL assistant secretary-general for Palestine affairs and occupied Arab territories, in a statement.
"Israel continues deliberate slow murder of Palestinian prisoners, hitting all the international humanitarian laws," said Abu Ali, adding that the dead prisoner suffered severe health conditions from hunger strikes protesting his administrative detention.
According to the Palestinian Prisoners' Club Association, Adnan's death brings the number of Palestinian prisoners who died in Israeli prisons to 237 since 1967, including 75 fatalities due to medical negligence. ■