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Khader Adnan’s dignity

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Adnan knows that he has retained self-control and dignity in the face of grave injustice, oppression, and cruelty. I hope this knowledge will provide solace and comfort to his family. May it also inspire and humble the rest of us.

Why Israel freed Khader Adnan

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Adnan’s case, as numerous commentators rightly note, has drawn attention to Israel’s practice of administrative detention. But by promising to release Adnan, the Israeli government headed off what could have been an embarrassing political and legal debacle.

If Khader Adnan was a Jewish terrorist, he might be free

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As I write this, Khader Adnan is near death, on the 63rd day of a hunger strike to protest his detention without charges by Israeli occupation authorities. Unfortunately for Adnan, he was not a Jewish terror suspect.

News update from day 64 of Khader Adnan’s hunger strike

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Wife says health of Khader Adnan worsening RAMALLAH (Reuters) — The health of a Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for 61 days to protest against his detention, has significantly worsened, his wife said Thursday after visiting her husband in an Israeli hospital. Khader Adnan, 33, a member of Islamic Jihad, has been refusing to eat since […]

Israel Supreme Court to hear Adnan appeal tomorrow

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Israel’s Supreme Court has announced it will hold an emergency hearing for an incarcerated Palestinian who is waging a lengthy hunger strike that has put his life in danger.

Charge or Release? Israeli military courts as an enforcement mechanism of occupation

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During Khader Adnan’s hunger strike many expressed that he should be charged, or released. It must be noted that “being charged” in the Israeli military courts, the justice system that governs Palestinians in the occupied West Bank of Palestine, is in no way a solution for Palestinian political prisoners. The abolition of administrative detention (a call which has been taken up by Amnesty International) is a long-term demand of the Palestinian prisoners’ movement – and Israel’s use of this system violates international law.

Khader Adnan on his 59th day, when Francis Hughes died

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Khader Adnan, age 33, is on his 59th day on hunger strike. Fifty-nine days was how long it took for Francis Hughes to succumb to his starvation and die. Hughes was one of ten Irish republican prisoners who died during the 1981 hunger strike, calling for the British government to recognize their status as political prisoners.

Dying to live: A hunger striker speaks in Gaza

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As hundreds of Palestinians rallied in Gaza today to demand that Israel release Palestinian administrative detainee Khader Adnan, Yassar Salah, a 17-year veteran of Israel’s prison system, spoke about Adnan’s 60-day hunger strike and his own reasons for joining it.

Oakland carries Khader Adnan to Occupy San Quentin

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On Monday, 700 with Occupy Oakland demonstrated in front of San Quentin State Prison, where Palestinian and Arab activists directed attention to hunger striker Khader Adnan.

Khader Adnan leads Red Cross protest in solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers

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Allison Deger reports from Ramallah where Khader Adnan and a growing group of protesters have been conducting a sit-in and fast inside of the offices of International Committee of the Red Cross. The action aims to bring attention to Israeli administrative detention practices and the cases of Palestinian hunger strikers Samer Issawi and Ayman Sharawna. Adnan explains, “It’s a message to the international world and the international community that their silence is killing us.”

Radio Against Apartheid: People of Color in the US and Palestinian Queers for BDS

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Darnell Moore, a visiting scholar at NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz, a Jewish Arab writer and co-founder of intersections/intersecciones consulting, joined us on the program. The two recently returned from a delegation as guests of Palestinian Queers for BDS to the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank.

Khader Adnan, 61 days on a hunger strike, near death

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A Palestinian prisoner on his 61st day of hunger strike while shackled to a bed in an Israeli hospital is in immediate danger of death, according to a medical report submitted to the supreme court in an effort to secure his release.

B’Tselem: Israeli use of administrative detention increased sharply in 2011

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B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, noted that according to figures received from the Israel Prison Service, the number of Palestinian administrative detainees being held in Israel increased from 219 in January 2011, to 307 in December.