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  • » Long-time Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan Released from Prison
    IMEMC News - November 15, 2018 12:30 AM

    After a 58-day hunger strike which included several days of refusing water as well as food, Khader Adnan has been freed from Israeli prison.

    This was Adnan’s third such hunger strike – in 2011 he engaged in a 66-day long hunger strike, and in 2014 he again undertook a ‘hunger strike to the death’ of 55 days. He became a symbol of Palestinian hunger-striking prisoners and their steadfast resistance to the horrific conditions and brutality of Israeli detention facilities.

    Adnan has been repeatedly imprisoned by Israeli authorities, who accuse him of being a member of a ‘banned organization’, Islamic Jihad. But he has never been accused of engaging in any violent action or taking part in armed resistance, simply of being considered a ‘security risk’, which has landed him in prison for months and even years at a time without specified charges. He has spent a total of eight years in Israeli prisons.

    This most recent imprisonment lasted eleven months, with no charges filed against him. He is one of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held without charges under so-called ‘administrative detention’, in which Israeli authorities imprison Palestinians indefinitely with no charges or access to a legal system of trials and appeals. (...)


  • » Adnan Sentenced to One Year
    IMEMC News - October 30, 2018 5:58 AM

    The Israeli military court in Salem, north of the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin, sentenced Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan to one year in prison, fined him 1,00 shekels ($270) and 18 months suspended sentence for five years, on Monday.

    Jawad Boulous, head of the legal department in the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), said that the prison sentence starts from the day of his arrest on December 11th, 2017.

    Adnan, 40, a father of seven children, has been on an open hunger strike for 58 days and even stopped drinking water, as a form of protest against his “arbitrary” detention by Israel.

    Despite the sentence, it remained unclear whether Adnan suspended his open hunger strike or not, according to Ma’an.


    • « Khader risque la mort, mais je soutiens son combat contre l’occupation »
      par Randa Musa, épouse du prisonnier politique palestinien Khader Adnan, et la mère de deux enfants.
      30 octobre 2018 – Middle East Eye – Traduction : Chronique de Palestine

      (...) Troisième grande grève de la faim

      Mon mari risque la mort à tout moment pendant que j’écris ceci. Sa vie ne tient qu’à un fil. Personne ne sait combien de temps il lui reste à vivre.

      Khader a été emprisonné onze fois – à la fois par l’occupation israélienne et par l’Autorité palestinienne. Il a fait d’innombrables grèves de la faim de différentes durées pour se libérer des chaînes de l’injustice. Son courage à combattre les deux entités a fait de lui un ennemi des deux.

      Il s’agit de la troisième longue grève de la faim que mon mari bien-aimé a entreprise au cours des six dernières années. Il a été libéré des prisons israéliennes en 2012 après avoir refusé toute nourriture pendant 66 jours et en 2015 pour une durée de 56 jours. Khader est sorti victorieux les deux fois, et je suis convaincu qu’il le sera aussi cette fois-ci.

      Bien que nous soyons mariés depuis 2005, nous n’avons pas passé plus de cinq ans en présence physique l’un de l’autre.

      Lorsque je reçois un avis de message sur mon téléphone, je ressens une terrible angoisse jusqu’à ce que je lise ce qui est à l’écran. Je crains de recevoir la nouvelle de sa mort. Je me parle constamment. Je me dis : « Reste forte, Randa. » (...)

  • » Adnan Faces Serious Complications As He Continues Hunger Strike
    IMEMC News - October 22, 2018 2:12 PM

    The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that detainee Khader Adnan, who has been holding a hunger strike for fifty consecutive days, is facing serious health complications.

    The head of the Legal unit of the PPS, attorney Jawad Boulos, said Adnan suffered a very serious weight loss, and is facing constant fatigue, vomiting blood, in addition to having problems in his left eye.

    Boulos managed to visit Adnan, Monday, at the Ramla prison, and said the detainee informed him that he is still refusing medical checkups, vitamins and boosters, adding that his strike continues until he is freed again.

    Adnan told Boulos that Israel has stripped him of his freedom, yet again, under vague and unrealistic allegations, and added that he is being held under dire conditions in al-Jalama prison.

    Adnan also said that the prison administration held him in solitary confinement for seventeen consecutive days in a very small cell, with a broken toilet seat, and filled with bugs and insects.

    It is worth mentioning that, in the period between 2012 and this year, 2018, Adnan held three hunger strike demanding an end to his arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges or trial.

    In 2012, Adnan held a hunger strike for 66 days, and in 2015, he went on strike for 54 days.

    Adnan, 40, from the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin, spent at least 8.5 years in Israeli prisons, after he was abducted and detained by the soldiers eleven times.

    He is a married father of seven children, the oldest, Ma’ali, is ten years of age, and the youngest, Mariam, is only 18 months.

    #Khader_Adnan #prisonniers #grèvedelafaim

  • » Israel Prevents PPS Lawyer From Visiting Hunger Striking Detainee Khader Adnan
    IMEMC News - September 20, 2018 2:43 PM

    The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that the administration of the al-Jalama Israeli detention facility, declined a request by one of its lawyers to visit with hunger striking detainee, Khader Adnan.

    In a statement, PPS lawyer Saleh Ayyoub, said that Adnan is ongoing with his strike for the 19th consecutive day.

    Ayyoub added that the PPS conducted all legal measures to arrange for this visit, but once he arrived at the facility, the administration claimed Adnan’s medical condition prevents him for visits.

    The PPS said that Israel frequently prevents lawyer from visiting with hunger striking detainees, in addition to repeatedly transferring the detainees to various prisons, and constantly makes up justifications to prevent such visits.

    #Khader Adnan

  • » Administrative Detention of Sheikh Adnan Extended for 24th Time
    IMEMC News | July 26, 2018 8:16 PM

    The military occupation court in Salem camp, west of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday, extended the detention of Islamic Jihad leader Sheikh Khader Adnan for the 24th time in a row.

    Al Ray sources reported that the court extended his detention without charge or trial until the 8th of next month, on the pretext of completing interrogation, during which he was detained in Megiddo prison and then transferred, suddenly, to the detention center of Raymond Sahrawi.

    Sheikh Khader was taken into custody in 2017, after a raid on his house by Israeli occupation forces; he is married and has six children; previously detained in the prisons of the occupation under eleven arrests, and spent eight years in administrative detention.

    He is one of the pioneers behind the staging of individual hunger strikes against administrative detention; he was on strike for 66 consecutive days, and another for 55 days, before he was released.


  • Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA - Update : Israeli Soldiers Release Ex-Hunger Striking Prisoner Khader Adnan
    4-1-2016 - 22:27

    JENIN, January 4, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday released former hunger striking prisoner, Khader Adnan, 42, from Araba, southwest of Jenin, after being detained for few hours at a flying military checkpoint near the town of Silwad, east of Ramallah.

    Adnan’s family informed WAFA that Israeli soldiers detained him while on his way to offer condolences for Silwad’s Palestinians who were killed under pretext of attacks against Israeli targets, and to participate in a solidarity protest with prisoners at al-Manara Square in Ramallah.

    Witnesses told WAFA Israeli soldiers forcefully stopped all vehicles without any prior warning for about 45 minutes and prevented anyone from advancing or turning around.

    Adnan was ordered to leave the vehicle he was riding with another man and was taken to an unknown destination.

    According to a Palestinian woman who was present during the incident, a taxi driver tried to turn around to avoid being held for a long time, but the soldiers took the taxi’s keys to ensure he waits along.

    Although international human rights law requires Israel to respect the right of Palestinians to move about freely in the occupied Palestinian territory, Israel continues to violate their rights to move freely on a daily basis.


  • Free Mohammed Allaan Now - Opinion - Haaretz Daily Newspaper Israel News- Haaretz Editorial Aug 17, 2015 12:33 AM

    Israel must announce the immediate release of Mohammed Allaan, the Palestinian hunger-striker who is being held in Israel without trial and whose condition deteriorated drastically over the weekend.

    The state did the right thing last month when it released Khader Adnan, whose life was at risk after a 54-day hunger strike, and it must do the same this time. Any delay could lead to a new cycle of bloodshed, the scope and consequences of which are difficult to predict.

    The West Bank is already simmering with violence because of Allaan’s hunger strike. This will intensify if he dies.

    Hunger strikers like Adnan and Allaan challenge Israel’s distorted justice system, which permits hundreds or even thousands of people, most of them Palestinians without civil rights, to be arrested and held without trial for months, or even years. Israel must stop using this unacceptable measure.

    Administrative detention, which in a law-based society is meant to be an extreme, last-ditch measure, used only in order to stop a “ticking time bomb,” has become a routine procedure in Israel. This must stop, even without reference to the hunger strikes that have been launched recently by such prisoners and the risk of death faced by Allaan. Now, with the deterioration in Allaan’s condition, the state has an opportunity to mitigate the damage caused by the widespread use of this measure.

    There are some 400 administrative detainees in Israeli prisoners now, after their number doubled over the past year in the wake of Operation Protective Edge last summer. Detainees against whom the state has evidence must be prosecuted; the remainder must be freed. The weapon of administrative detention must be reserved for use only in the rarest, most extreme cases, if at all.

    Those who oppose Allaan’s release argue that it would set a dangerous precedent for other detainees. Their claim is irrelevant. The release of administrative detainees in favor of proper legal action against them, as is customary in democratic countries, is what will prevent additional precedents of hunger-striking to the brink of death.

    Crises sometime lead to opportunities for positive change. This is one of those times; the release of administrative detainees will remove a malignancy from Israel’s reputation as a democratic state, governed by civil law. This is no time for power games or plays for prestige.

    This is the time not only to save Allaan, whose struggle to be freed is justified, but also to prevent the eruption of a wave of violence and bloodshed. No one benefits from Allaan’s continued detention, and no one will lose from his release. He must be freed as soon as possible.


  • Cisjordanie occupée : Sheikh Kodr Adnan libéré ce matin (vidéos) - ISM-France & Agences - 12 juillet 2015

    L’armée d’occupation a transféré Sheikh Adnan ce matin à l’aube au carrefour Arraba, 12 kms au sud-ouest de Jenin, où il a été remis au côté palestinien. Selon l’agence de presse Ma’an en arabe (*), la libération d’Adnan, 34 ans, a été orchestrée sous des mesures israéliennes de sécurité strictes, sans annonce préalable, pour éviter des festivités publiques de célébration de sa libération. Même sa famille n’avait pas connaissance de l’heure exacte de sa libération.

    Islamic Jihad celebrates release of Khader Adnan

    Israeli forces arrest Khader Adnan in Jerusalem day after release
    July 13, 2015 9:37 P.M.

    JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Monday evening arrested veteran Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan while heading into Jerusalem’s Old City to take part in Laylat al-Qader prayers a day after he was freed from an Israeli prison.

    A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli soldiers detained Adnan, 37, at Herod’s Gate at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City after it was found he allegedly did not have the correct permits.

    He was reportedly taken to the David police station inside the Old City.

    The Israeli authorities agreed to release Adnan in the early hours of Sunday after they struck a deal to end a 55-day hunger strike he began in June in protest over the Israeli practice of administrative detention.

    • Israël arrête de nouveau le Palestinien Khader Adnane, tout juste libéré
      AFP / 13 juillet 2015 21h08

      Jérusalem - La police israélienne a interpellé lundi à Jésusalem le Palestinien Khader Adnane, libéré dimanche par Israël après une longue grève de la faim qui en a fait le symbole de la lutte contre la détention administrative, une incarcération sans procès.

      Khader Adnane a été interpellé car il n’avait pas le droit de se trouver dans la vieille ville de Jérusalem dont le libre accès n’est autorisé aux Palestiniens de Cisjordanie qu’à partir de l’âge de 50 ans, alors qu’il n’a que 37 ans, a affirmé à l’AFP la porte-parole de la police Luba Samri.

      La porte-parole de la police a tenu à préciser qu’il ne s’agissait pas d’une arrestation mais d’une interpellation en vue de mener une enquête sur l’infraction commise par Khader Adnane.

      Un autre porte-parole de la police Micky Rosenfeld a pour sa part ajouté que Khader Adnane est un activiste du Jihad islamique et qu’il lui est également interdit pour cette raison d’entrer sur le territoire israélien. Israël considère le Jihad islamique comme une organisation terroriste.

      Israël a conquis et annexé Jérusalem-Est, ce que la communauté internationale n’a jamais reconnu.

      Des responsables des services de sécurité palestiniens ont confirmé que Khader Adnane avait été arrêté alors qu’il se rendait sur l’esplanade des Mosquées, le troisième lieu saint de l’islam pour la nuit du Destin, la plus sacrée du mois de jeûne musulman du ramadan.


  • Israël accepte de libérer un détenu palestinien en grève de la faim depuis près de 2 mois
    AFP / 29 juin 2015 00h38

    Ramallah (Territoires palestiniens) - Le prisonnier palestinien Khader Adnane a mis fin dimanche soir à sa grève de la faim qui durait depuis 56 jours après qu’Israël a accepté de le libérer, ont annoncé son avocat et le Club des prisonniers palestinien.

    En prison depuis un an sous le régime de la détention administrative, qui permet l’incarcération sans inculpation pour des périodes de six mois renouvelables indéfiniment, M. Adnane, 37 ans, était au coeur des inquiétudes dans les Territoires occupés, officiels et militants ayant récemment multiplié les alertes, assurant qu’il pouvait mourir à tout instant.

    Khader Adnane a mis fin à sa grève de la faim cette nuit, après qu’un accord a été conclu pour sa libération le 12 juillet, a affirmé à l’AFP Me Jawad Boulos, ajoutant que les médecins de l’hôpital israélien dans lequel il a été transféré étudiaient actuellement les moyens de recommencer à le nourrir.

    Dans un communiqué, le Club des prisonniers palestinien a également confirmé que M. Adnane avait interrompu sa grève de la faim.

    M. Adnane avait été arrêté il y un an, peu après l’enlèvement et l’assassinat de trois jeunes Israéliens, qui avait entraîné une vague d’interpellations de plusieurs centaines de Palestiniens en Cisjordanie occupée.

    Il avait déjà mené en 2012 une grève de la faim qui avait duré 66 jours pour dénoncer sa détention. Il avait été libéré à l’issue de cette grève, durant laquelle il n’avait ingéré que des vitamines et du sel. Cette fois-ci, il refuse d’ingurgiter quoi que ce soit, si ce n’est de l’eau.

    Confirmed: After 55 days of hunger strike in Israeli prisons, #KhaderAdnan emerges victorious. Release is July 12


    Khader Adnan plays with his daughters on his first day out of Israeli jail [66-day hunger strike against the Israeli prison service] in the West Bank village of Araba, near Jenin, April 18, 2012. (Photo: Activestills/ Oren Ziv) -

  • Khader Adnan enters 48th day of hunger strike
    June 21, 2015

    The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society denied reports on Sunday that Khader Adnan had died, as the 37-year-old prisoner entered his 48th day on hunger strike

    The director of the society’s legal unit, Jawad Bolous, quoted the head of Asad Arofeh hospital as saying that Adnan’s health was stable and there had been no changes.

    However, Bolous added that the Israeli prison service’s judicial adviser had said that Adnan’s condition was very serious.

    The prisoner’s society head, Qaddura Fares urged all Palestinians to support Adnan by any means possible.

    Bolous said on Wednesday that “new dangerous symptoms” had appeared indicating that Adnan’s health had seriously deteriorated. “He suffers severe pains all over his body with blue spots on his shoulder and clear speaking problems.”

    Adnan, a father of six children, was detained on July 8, 2014 and sentenced to administrative detention for the 10th time in his life.

  • Khader Adnan launches hunger strike against administrative detention | Maan News Agency

    JENIN (Ma’an) — Khader Adnan, a Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jails who staged one of the longest hunger strikes in history in 2012, has launched a new week-long hunger strike to protest his renewed detention without charge or trial by Israeli authorities.

    Adnan’s family told Ma’an that his cellmates in Israel’s Hadarim prison sent them a letter on Wednesday saying that he was launching a week-long strike in protest against the renewal of his administrative detention with no change of charge of trial.

    The letter said that Israeli prison authorities had moved Adnan to solitary confinement as a result, and denied him the right to meet with his lawyer.

    Adnan was arrested near Jenin in July during an Israeli arrest campaign across the West Bank, one of many former prisoners re-arrested for unclear reasons.

    In November an Israeli military court ruled to release Adnan after five months without trial or charge, but that ruling was never implemented and Adnan remains in jail without any explanation as to why he has been arrested.

    In 2012, he took part in a 66-day hunger strike against his detention without trial or charge. The agreement that released him on April 18 of that year also ended a hunger strike of 2,000 Palestinian prisoners, who had called for an end to administrative detention.


  • Khader Adnan re-arrested by the Israeli army in Jenin

    The Israeli Occupation Forces just re-arrested Khader Adnan in Jenin. He is a former Palestinian political prisoner.

    The IOF had not laid any formal charges against him, but said he was arrested for “activities that threaten regional security”.

    He was released on the 18th of April 2012 after being on hunger strike for 66 days

  • Les grévistes palestiniens de la faim engagés sur un nouveau front
    Dimanche, 17 Février 2013 15:38 Linah Alsaafin / Publié le 16 février 2013 sur Al Akhbar english. Traduction pour ce site : JM Flémal

    Lundi 11 février 2013, l’emblématique Sheikh Khader Adnan, 34 ans, s’est rendu au siège du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), à al-Bireh, une ville limitrophe de Ramallah. Il a posément informé l’équipe qu’il allait entamer une grève de la faim dans ses locaux afin de soutenir les Palestiniens qui sont toujours en grève de la faim en prison.

    « Ce n’est pas une grève de la faim de solidarité », a-t-il expliqué. « Les prisonniers sont une partie de nous-mêmes, ils sont nous-mêmes. Je soutiens les prisonniers dans leur combat d’estomacs vides. »

    En réponse au sit-in d’Adnan, le CICR a fermé ses bureaux, suspendant ainsi de fait ses services aux prisonniers et à leurs familles. Seul le local adjacent à la véranda où Adnan se tient depuis une semaine et où il n’a consommé que de l’eau, est resté ouvert.

    En tant qu’organisation internationale des droits de l’homme, le CICR est responsable avant tout de la protection des civils en temps de guerre et de l’application de la Quatrième Convention de Genève.
    Mercredi, l’association de jeunesse installée à Ramallah, Palestiniens pour la Dignité, a publié une déclaration condamnant la décision de la Croix-Rouge de fermer ses installations.

    « La fermeture du CICR est un acte de provocation et de chantage à bon compte envers nos citoyens qui ont des principes et envers le droit à se soutenir mutuellement, en échange du rôle du CICR, consistant à fournir des services en adéquation avec la politique d’occupation. Cette même politique ôte toute valeur au travail du CICR, malgré le fait qu’il s’agit d’une organisation internationale supposée responsable de la protection de notre peuple et des prisonniers en vertu des lois humanitaires internationales. »
    La porte-parole du CICR, Nadia Dibsi, a informé les médias que les bâtiments resteraient fermés « tant que les protestataires palestiniens resteraient à l’intérieur ». Toutefois, il ne s’agissait pas du terme auquel Adnan faisait allusion, selon Maher Barghouti, le frère d’un prisonnier.

    La Croix-Rouge a négligé de porter la cause des prisonniers à un niveau international. « Mercredi matin, j’ai prié la Croix-Rouge de demander les autorisations pour rendre visite à mon frère à la prison de Rimon », a déclaré Barghouti, « mais elle a refusé de m’accorder ces autorisations et m’a dit de la rappeler une fois que les contrevenants auraient quitté ses locaux. »

    La CICR a franchi un pas de plus en accusant Adnan d’avoir accroché des banderoles et des drapeaux du parti politique du Djihad islamique dans le local où il se tient.

    « Ils ont fait savoir aux partis nationaux [Fatah, FPLP, FDLP et Hamas] que j’avais accroché ici des banderoles et des drapeaux du Djihad islamique » , a dit Adnan. « Ce qui m’embarrasse le plus, c’est que certaines personnalités, en fait, l’ont cru. »

    #CICR #prisonniers