Palestinian Prisoner Risking Death on 65th Day of Hunger Strike

HeadlineFeb 20, 2012

A Palestinian prisoner being held in Israel without charges or trial has begun his 65th day on hunger strike. Khader Adnan has refused to eat since he was arrested in mid-December. Doctors say he is at immediate risk of death. In a video posted online Sunday, Khader Adnan can be heard yelling from his hospital room, saying, “the strike continues until there’s dignity and freedom.” Adnan is being held under so-called “administrative detention,” which means Israel can detain him indefinitely without trial or charge. Randa Adnan, Khader’s wife, said, “His health is regressing. His health situation is getting worst. But his morale is strong, and he believes this situation will end with his victory.”

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