[Pnews] Former hunger striker and freed prisoner Khader Adnan re-arrested by occupation forces

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Mon Jan 4 12:11:12 EST 2016

  Israeli forces detain famed hunger striker Khader Adnan

Jan. 4, 2016 6:35 P.M.

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Monday afternoon detained former 
Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, most famous for undertaking two 
grueling hunger strikes to secure his release from Israel's 
prisons.Witnesses told Ma'an that an Israeli military vehicle stopped a 
private car Adnan was driving near Silwad village east of Ramallah and 
took him to an unknown location.Adnan was released in July last year 
after he undertook a 55-day hunger strike to protest his administrative 
detention -- internment without trial or charge."All the guarantees 
which Sheikh Khader asked for have been obtained, and so he triumphed 
over the occupation state after 55 days of hunger strike," Adnan's wife 
told Ma'an at the time.However, Adnan's release was only made possible 
after he withdrew his demand that Israel agree never to hold him in 
administrative detention again.His hunger strike, which brought him near 
death by the time it concluded was the second he had carried out, 
following a 66-day long hunger strike in 2012 that also ended in his 


    Former hunger striker and freed prisoner Khader Adnan re-arrested by
    occupation forces

Occupation forces have recaptured freed administrative detainee and 
former hunger striker Khader Adnan 
according to Quds News Network <https://www.facebook.com/QudsN.EN/>, as 
of Monday afternoon, 4 January. Adnan was arrested near the town of 
Silwad near Ramallah.

Adnan, a baker and prominent political activist from the town of Arraba 
near Jenin, has been arrested 10 times and spent six years in Israeli 
prison, all in administrative detention without charge or trial. In 2012 
and 2015, he carried out 66-day and 56-day hunger strikes, respectively, 
winning his liberation from arbitrary Israeli imprisonment.

He has become a Palestinian and international symbol of steadfastness 
within the prisons and inspired widespread international solidarity. 
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network demands the immediate 
release of Khader Adnan and will announce further actions as we receive 
more news and information from Palestine on Adnan's arrest.

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