Israeli court rejects hunger striker's appeal - News - Mail & Guardian Online: An Israeli military court on Sunday rejected the appeal of a Palestinian woman who has been on hunger strike for 39 days, her lawyer told AFP.
Hanaa Shalabi was appealing a four-month administrative detention order allowing her to be held without charge.
"The Israeli military court rejected the appeal and now we will go to the High Court," Jawad Bulus said. "Hanaa will continue her hunger strike."
Shalabi was detained on February 16, and a military court initially ordered her to be held for six months. That was later reduced to four months, the decision she unsuccessfully appealed.
Shalabi has been on hunger strike since her arrest, to protest both her detention without charge and violence she says was inflicted during her arrest.
On Friday, rights group Amnesty International urged Israel to prosecute or free Shalabi, saying she was "at risk of death".