Days of Palestine

Friday, January 27

Israeli occupation releases Palestinian hunger striker

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Days of Palestine, West Bank –Israeli occupation released on Sunday Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan after 56-day hunger strike.

Adnan, 37, went on hunger strike in June protesting Israeli administrative detention against him, under which Palestinians can be held without trial or charge indefinitely.

His release Sunday came two week after reaching a deal with the Israeli authorities, leading to ending his strike and releasing him. He spent 11 months in Israeli prisons.

Palestinian security sources said that the Israeli occupation released Adnan “secretly” and even his family was not aware of the time he would be released.

“The Israelis wanted to prevent celebrations,” they said.

Adnan was arrested in July last year and sentenced to administrative detention for the 10th time in his life.

He had previously gone on hunger strike for 66 days in 2012 to protest the practice. He was released at the end of the strike, during which he had ingested vitamins and salt.

This time, he refused to swallow anything except water.

Despite sharply deteriorating health, he said he would continue the hunger strike until the Israeli authorities agreed either to release him or bring charges against him.