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Red Cross fears for life of Palestinian detainee on hunger strike for 48 days in Israel

  • FILE - In this May 6, 2012 file photo, Palestinian Khader Adnan, an Islamic Jihad spokesman who went on a 66-day hunger strike while he was imprisoned in an Israeli jail, speaks during a television interview in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday, June 23, 2015, that Adnan, 36, who has been on a hunger strike for 48 days, faces an "immediate risk" of death and urged Israel to allow his family to visit him in line with international conventions. It's the second marathon hunger strike for Adnan who has been held by Israel without charges for almost a year. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

    FILE - In this May 6, 2012 file photo, Palestinian Khader Adnan, an Islamic Jihad spokesman who went on a 66-day hunger strike while he was imprisoned in an Israeli jail, speaks during a television interview in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday, June 23, 2015, that Adnan, 36, who has been on a hunger strike for 48 days, faces an "immediate risk" of death and urged Israel to allow his family to visit him in line with international conventions. It's the second marathon hunger strike for Adnan who has been held by Israel without charges for almost a year. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this April 18, 2012 file photo, Palestinian Khader Adnan, center, is greeted by Palestinians during a celebration ceremony after his release from Israeli jails, in the West Bank village of Arrabeh, near Jenin. The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday, June 23, 2015, that Adnan, 36, who has been on a hunger strike for 48 days, faces an "immediate risk" of death and urged Israel to allow his family to visit him in line with international conventions. It's the second marathon hunger strike for Adnan who has been held by Israel without charges for almost a year. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

    FILE - In this April 18, 2012 file photo, Palestinian Khader Adnan, center, is greeted by Palestinians during a celebration ceremony after his release from Israeli jails, in the West Bank village of Arrabeh, near Jenin. The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday, June 23, 2015, that Adnan, 36, who has been on a hunger strike for 48 days, faces an "immediate risk" of death and urged Israel to allow his family to visit him in line with international conventions. It's the second marathon hunger strike for Adnan who has been held by Israel without charges for almost a year. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this April. 18, 2012 file photo, Palestinian Khader Adnan, right, a senior member of Islamic Jihad, is greeted by Palestinians after his release from an Israeli prison, in the West Bank village of Arrabeh near Jenin. The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday, June 23, 2015, that Adnan, 36, who has been on a hunger strike for 48 days, faces an "immediate risk" of death and urged Israel to allow his family to visit him in line with international conventions. It's the second marathon hunger strike for Adnan who has been held by Israel without charges for almost a year. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas, File)

    FILE - In this April. 18, 2012 file photo, Palestinian Khader Adnan, right, a senior member of Islamic Jihad, is greeted by Palestinians after his release from an Israeli prison, in the West Bank village of Arrabeh near Jenin. The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday, June 23, 2015, that Adnan, 36, who has been on a hunger strike for 48 days, faces an "immediate risk" of death and urged Israel to allow his family to visit him in line with international conventions. It's the second marathon hunger strike for Adnan who has been held by Israel without charges for almost a year. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas, File)  (The Associated Press)

The International Committee of the Red Cross says it fears for the life of a prominent Palestinian prisoner who has been on a hunger strike for 48 days.

It's the second marathon hunger strike for Khader Adnan, an activist in the militant Islamic Jihad group, who has been held without charge for almost a year. In a previous stint in administrative detention in 2012, Adnan went on a 66-day fast to press for his freedom, sparking weekslong hunger strikes by hundreds of Palestinian detainees.

The Red Cross said Monday that Adnan's life is "at immediate risk" and that his family must be allowed to visit, in line with international conventions.

Sivan Weizman of the Israel Prison Authority says Adnan is in an Israeli hospital. She declined comment on his condition.