Adnan Khader to be freed in 2 days

A poster calling for the release of Khader Adnan
A poster calling for the release of Khader Adnan

Gaza (SaebPress) – ‘Israeli’ occupation Supreme Court says, deal reached to release Palestinian hunger-striker, prisoner Khader Adnan who entered his 66 days on hunger strike. Adnan Khader to be freed in 2 days according to report on ‘Israel’s’ TV Channel 2 .

Earlier ‘Israel’s’ High Court has agreed to hear an appeal against the administrative detention of hunger-striking prisoner Khader Adnan two days earlier than scheduled, his lawyer said Monday.

Khader Adana’s condition has sparked worldwide solidarity protests focused in Ireland, and hunger strikes in ‘Israeli’ jails, Gaza and the occupied West Bank.

The Supreme Court will now hold the hearing on Tuesday, Jawad Bulus said, adding that the prosecutor is required to submit their responses to the appeal before noon. The court had originally scheduled to hear the case on Thursday.

The court’s decision to move forward the appeal demonstrates its importance in light of Adnan’s critical health condition after a 66 day hunger strike, Bulus said. Adnan, who is being held in a hospital in northern ‘Israel’ -occupied Palestine 48, will not attend the session in person.Since an agreement was reached, ”there will not be a hearing at the Supreme Court’‘, sources told SaebPress.

Khader Adnan is protesting his treatment by ‘Israeli’ occupation authorities and the practice of detention without charge. It is the longest hunger strike any Palestinian prisoner has undertaken, and a doctor from Physicians from Human Rights (PHR) who examined Adnan said he would not survive beyond 70 days without food.

Khader Adnan was arrested on 17 December 2011, when ‘Israeli’ Occupying Forces (IOF) raided his home outside Jenin at 3:30 am. Before entering his house, soldiers used the driver that takes Khader’s father to the vegetable market, Mohammad Mustafa, as a human shield by forcing him to knock on the door of the house and call out Khader’s name while blindfolded. A huge force of soldiers then entered the house shouting. Recognizing Khader immediately, they grabbed him violently in front of his two young daughters and ailing mother. Khader was held without charge ever since. On Feb. 13, Israel’s Ofer military court ruled against the appeal of Adnan’s four-month administrative detention order.

Amnesty International told ‘Israel’ to release or try Khader Adnan, the gravely ill Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 66 continuous days, ever since his arrest by ‘Israeli’ occupation forces in the West Bank on 17 December.Amnesty’s demand came as Musa Adnan, Khader’s elderly father, announced that he was going on hunger strike too in solidarity with his son – whom doctors said is at risk of imminent death.

Amnesty International also commented on ‘Israel’s’ lack of compliance to international law, denouncing the potential fatal results of ‘Israel’s’ lack of concern for
prisoner rights. In a statement by Amnesty International’s Anne Harrison, Deputy Director of North Africa and the Middle East, she stated:

“The ‘Israeli’ authorities must release Khader Adnan and other Palestinians held in administrative detention unless they are promptly charged with internationally recognizable criminal offences and tried in accordance with international fair trial standards.”

Khader Adana’s condition has sparked worldwide solidarity protests and hunger strikes in ‘Israeli’ jails, Gaza and the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Authority said that following his release Adnan would be transferred to a hospital in the occupied West Bank, where he will be treated until he recuperates from the hunger strike.

There are an estimated 309 Palestinians in ‘Israeli’ administrative detention — held without charge — in ‘Israeli’ jails.

Meanwhile, SaebPress‘s  Editor in Chief  is waiting on a statement from the Palestinian’s detainee’s ministry to confirm the news.

 By SaebPress….  Editor