The Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan did not end his 6th hunger strike in Israeli prisons with ending his administrative detention without trial or charge as the Palestinians used to hear about his victories in the past five times.
It is different this time as Adnan got his freedom in a different way. He had his soul free of the life of chains and humiliation he used to stuffer at hands of the Israeli occupation that oppresses the Palestinian people. The Israeli occupation has been practicing all methods of oppression and terror against the Palestinians in order to force them to adapt with the reality of humiliation.
However, full of dignity and pride, Adnan’s heart could not bear life under Israeli restrictions and humiliation.
Adnan was aware of the great dangers that threatened his life in his successive hunger strikes, but he knew that any price he would pay, including death, would remain more tolerable than surrendering to the Israeli colonizer.
On the 87th of Adnan’s consecutive day of hunger strike, the Israeli Prison Service announced the death of prisoner Khader Adnan.
It’s clear that the Israeli occupation government deliberately let Khader Adnan die this time, as he remained in his cell despite the deterioration of his health.
The prison administration did not transfer him to the hospital to provide him with the nutrition that keeps him alive.
Most likely, Israel intended to assassinate Khader Adnan in order to break the morale of the Palestinians and abort such way of struggle invented by the Palestinian prisoners to achieve their just demands for freedom.
The technique of hunger strike reflects the strength of Palestinian determination.
How can a person endure eighty or ninety consecutive days without food?
Whoever decides to go through this harsh experience is undoubtedly not living in a state of luxury and having multiple choices.
No one will decide to go on a hunger strike that threatens his life except because he feels deeply oppressed, and he believes deeply in the justice of the cause he is fighting for.
Khader Adnan is a Palestinian icon inspiring his people and all the free people of the world.
His determination was stronger than steel as he saw death approaching him.
He had already written his death will to his wife and children, but had never thought of retreating as an option.
We are very sad to lose a new Palestinian hero, but it is a fate that the Palestinian people have, but they did not choose.
It is the fate of the Palestinians to fight their captors by every possible means, and when all means are lacking due to the unjust oppression they suffer from, they fight with hunger strike for freedom.
Our consolation in this new grief is that it presents a new example that enhances the Palestinian spirit, which sees no other option but to continue the struggle until the dawn of freedom.