The death of hunger striker Khader Adnan underscores Israel’s cruel, often illegal treatment of Palestinian prisoners, the overuse of administrative detention, & the decades of tyrannical military orders that keep Palestinians subjugated and miserable.
Tags: political prisoner
Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, who’s been arrested 14 times and spent over 8 years in Israeli prisons, died today after an 87-day hunger strike – his 5th – in protest of his illegal administrative detention by Israel. Israel refused to allow his family to visit him even as his condition deteriorated. He was one of ~600 Palestinians held without charge or trial. The NYT didn’t report on the strike until he died.
Mousa Haron Abu Mehamid, from Bethlehem, was arrested for being in East Jerusalem without a permit. Since 1967, 231 Palestinian detainees have died in Israeli prisons, including dozens who have died due to medical negligence.
Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash has vowed to remain on a hunger strike until he is told what charges Israel has against him. He has reached 140 days and is very ill. Please Please join over 13,000 justice-seekers around the world: sign and share this urgent petition before he dies.
As Americans plan holiday meals and bake Christmas cookies, let’s be aware of the Palestinians who have been on hunger strikes – some for well over 100 days – just to obtain a basic right: to know why they’re in prison or be released.
Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar has been incarcerated in an Israeli jail without a trial for 20 months. Another period of ‘administrative detention’ will soon expire. One of the Israeli accusations is that she attended a book fair…
Israel’s government is withholding medical exit permits from Gazans as a bargaining chip to get IDF soldier Hadar Goldin’s remains back from Hamas.