Days of Palestine

Wednesday, May 31

Palestinian Prisoner Adnan ‘Dying’ in Israeli Prisons After 84 Days of Hunger Strike

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The Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan entered Saturday, 29 April 2023, his 84th day of open hunger strike in Israeli jails in protest against his illegal administrative detention.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners‘ Club, the health of Palestinian hunger striker Adnan (44) has deteriorated immensely as he continues his open hunger strike for the 84th day in a row against his unjust administrative detention in Israeli prisons, warning of his death at any time.

The Club added that the prisoner Adnan is at risk of martyrdom at any moment, especially since the occupation authorities keep rejecting his demand, and he refuses to take aid or even go under medical examinations.

The Israeli Military Court in Ofer postponed yesterday its decision on the appeal submitted by the prisoner’s lawyer demanding his immediate release, until next Sunday, despite the extreme danger he’s been going through.

On February 5, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) re-arrested Adnan from his home in the town of Arraba in occupied Jenin Governorate, and he immediately declared his hunger strike from day one. IOF detained Adnan by searching and vandalizing his house.

The father of nine — his youngest is just 18 months old — has been detained by the Israeli occupation authorities twelve times and has spent eight years in Israeli jails, mostly in administrative detention.

Note that Israeli occupation detains 4,765 Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli occupation prisons, including 400 who have severe and chronic illnesses, 31 women, and 500 administrative detainees.

In the absence of strong pressure to stop the systemic inhumane abuses, the racist and fascist policies of the Prison Service Administration have a negative impact on Palestinian detainees.