JERUSALEM (AP) -- Doctors say the life of a Palestinian woman prisoner in Israel is in grave danger after she refused food for over a month.
Israel's branch of Physicians for Human Rights said on Tuesday that 30-year-old Hana Shalabi lost 31 pounds (14 kilograms). They say her muscles are wasting and that she is in excruciating pain.
Shalabi, a supporter of the militant Islamic Jihad group, is on a hunger strike protesting her detention. She was arrested Feb. 16 and is being held without formal charges under so-called administrative detention.
Prison authorities say 20 Palestinian detainees have launched hunger strikes in support of Shalabi in the past two weeks.
Spokeswoman Sivan Weizman says medics are monitoring Shalabi at a prison clinic despite calls for her hospitalization.