Khader Adnan ends hunger strike


Khader Adnan. (Photo via telegraph.co.uk)

Dignity before food…

It was the longest hunger strike ever carried out by a Palestinian prisoner, but Khader Adnan has ended his 66-days of refusing to eat food in an Israeli prison.

An Israeli court ruled on Tuesday to release Khader on April 17.

The 33-year-old was detained on December 17 and began refusing food a day later to protest his detention without charge and his alleged mistreatment by interrogators.

Adnan’s wife, Randa Mussa hailed the deal as a “victory” for her husband, whom medics said had lost more than 40 percent of his body weight over the past nine weeks.

“He forced the occupation to give in to his demands and I hope he returns safe to us,” she told AFP.

This man is a true hero. Long live Palestine. Long live Khader Adnan.

[This post includes reporting from AFP]

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