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Published Saturday 11/02/2012 (updated) 12/02/2012 11:11
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) – Islamic Jihad prisoner Khader Adnan, who has been on hunger strike for 56 days, asserted Saturday that he would continue with his strike because he is defending his dignity and not fasting in vain.

In a letter from Zeiv Hospital where he is receiving treatment, Adnan said he only drinks water and that he lost 42 kilograms.

“I started my battle offering my soul to God almighty and adamant to go ahead until righteousness triumphs over falsehood. I am defending my dignity and my people’s dignity and not doing this in vain.

"The Israeli occupation has gone to extremes against our people, especially prisoners. I have been humiliated, beaten, and harassed by interrogators for no reason, and thus I swore to God I would fight the policy of administrative detention to which I and hundreds of my fellow prisoners fell prey,” Adnan wrote.

His letter, delivered by Jalal Abu Wasil, a lawyer from the Palestinian ministry of prisoners affairs who visited him in hospital, also highlighted that Adnan refused to be examined by doctors.

“Here I am in a hospital bed surrounded with prison wardens, handcuffed, and my foot tied to the bed. The only thing I can do is offer my soul to God as I believe righteousness and justice will eventually triumph over tyranny and oppression.”

“I hereby assert that I am confronting the occupiers not for my own sake as an individual, but for the sake of thousands of prisoners who are being deprived of their simplest human rights while the world and international community look on," he wrote.

"It is time the international community and the UN support prisoners and force the State of Israel to respect international human rights and stop treating prisoners as if they were not humans.”
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1 ) mohamed / somalia
11/02/2012 14:27
god cursed them those who like to harm palestinian people.

2 ) Tobias / USA
11/02/2012 16:49
Someone should tell Khader Adnan that "righteousness and justice HAVE ALREADY eventually triumphed over tyranny and oppression", where the Jews already have their ancestral lands back !!

3 ) southparkbear / usa
11/02/2012 17:24
take away all his privileges

4 ) Ben Alofs / UK/Netherlands
11/02/2012 17:48
Khader Adnan's courageous struggle for human dignity echoes that of Bobby Sands, who died in Maze prison in the UK after a hunger strike lasting 66 days. Keeping people in "administrative detention" without charge or trial makes a mockery of Israel's claim that it is a "liberal democracy". The Zionists hated the Brits, but not their repressive legislation. They took over the British "Emergency Regulations", which they continue to use exclusively against the Palestinian people under occupation.

5 ) Deryck Beaumont / Scotland
12/02/2012 18:01
I cannot understand the callousness of Tobias USA and Southparkbear USA Even if they thought for one minute that Israel was right in its apartheid regime and its refusing over many years to accept UN and International Court injunctions against Israel,and its illegal to say nothing of cruel and inhuman regime, one must admire the strength and integrity of giants like Khader Adnan Bobby Sands and countless others. deryck

6 ) sheikh musa / nigeria
14/02/2012 22:12
those who are struggle for justice should be patience.God heelp is near and those who upprise others should repent or face the quencequences of what thiere hand had send forward?

7 ) Lisa / Austria
19/02/2012 21:53
The apartheid regime of Israel one day will perish because it is inhuman, they are no different from the Nazis, they are even worse. I wish that all the injustice they commit will come back them. They think they are invulnerable because of their weapons and the backing by the US. Insha'Allah it will all be return to them what they do to others. I pray that Khader Adnan will live.

8 ) Luay / Kuwait
19/02/2012 22:48
Heart renching story, it brought a tear to my eye! Injustice will never prevail , nor those who advocate oppression and apartheid. Racial segregation and discrimination is a trait of pure evil.

9 ) Canadianbud / Canada
23/12/2012 18:10
Prayers and wishes of success out to Khader Adnan.. may his soul and life be blessed here and forever.
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