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        <h1 class="reader-title">Khader Adnan prevails after 58-day
          hunger strike</h1>
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          <span class="field field-author"><a
              href="https://electronicintifada.net/people/tamara-nassar">Tamara
              Nassar</a></span> <span class="field field-blog">-</span>
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              content="2018-11-19T23:29:27+00:00">19 November 2018</span></span>
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                <p><a
                    href="https://electronicintifada.net/tags/khader-adnan">Khader
                    Adnan</a> was released from prison on 13 November
                  after refusing food for 58 days in protest of his
                  administrative detention.</p>
                <p>This was the West Bank resident’s third long-term
                  hunger strike since 2012 to resist his repeated
                  imprisonment without charge or trial by Israeli
                  occupation authorities.</p>
                <p>Adnan refused to take supplements or undergo medical
                  examinations during his strike, and even stopped
                  drinking water during the last day. Israeli
                  authorities have transferred Adnan several times in an
                  attempt to isolate and humiliate him, prisoners
                  advocates say.</p>
                <p>His health <a
                    href="https://www.facebook.com/ppsmo/posts/1974373289294027">deteriorated</a>
                  sharply during his protest.</p>
                <p>This video shows Adnan reuniting with his children
                  upon his release:</p>
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                        <p>"إرفعوا شارة النصر والسبابة"... لحظة لقاء
                          الشيخ خضر عدنان بأطفاله عقب الافراج عنه من
                          سجون الاحتلال</p>
                        <p>تصوير: معتصم سقف الحيط <a
                            href="https://t.co/6u9IXaHFdO">pic.twitter.com/6u9IXaHFdO</a></p>
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                      — شبكة قدس الإخبارية (@qudsn) <a
href="https://twitter.com/qudsn/status/1062480335563149313?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November
                        13, 2018</a></blockquote>
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                <p>“Adnan, 40, has become a symbol of the steadfastness
                  and resistance of imprisoned Palestinians following
                  his multiple hunger strikes,” prisoners rights group <a
                    href="https://electronicintifada.net/tags/samidoun">Samidoun</a>
                  <a
href="https://samidoun.net/2018/10/khader-adnan-steadfastness-prevails-again/">stated</a>.</p>
                <p>“He has received widespread international solidarity
                  with the strikes, which have drawn attention to the
                  collective struggle of all Palestinian prisoners.”</p>
                <p>Adnan is from the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.
                  He previously undertook two prolonged hunger strikes:
                  <a
href="https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/deal-reached-end-khader-adnans-detention-17-april-66-day-hunger-strike-ends">66
                    days in 2012</a> and <a
href="https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/khader-adnan-ends-hunger-strike-after-israel-agrees-free-him">55
                    days in 2015</a>.</p>
                <p>His most recent <a
href="https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/tamara-nassar/israel-arrests-community-leaders-attempt-quell-protests-over-jerusalem">arrest</a>
                  was on 11 December, after which he was indefinitely
                  imprisoned without charge or trial for almost a year.</p>
                <p>At the beginning of September, Adnan launched a
                  hunger strike that lasted until the end of October to
                  protest his administrative detention.</p>
                <p>Administrative detention orders are typically issued
                  for six-month periods, but can be renewed
                  indefinitely. Under such orders, detainees are held
                  without charge or trial and unable to see evidence
                  against them.</p>
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                      <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Appeals against AD are
                        allowed, but the lawyers have no information on
                        which to base their arguments. The file stays
                        secret. <a
href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BornaPrisoner?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BornaPrisoner</a>
                        <a
href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StopAD?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#StopAD</a>
                        <a
href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PalestinianPrisonersDay?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PalestinianPrisonersDay</a>
                        <a href="https://t.co/20ILqUasIJ">pic.twitter.com/20ILqUasIJ</a></p>
                      — Addameer –الضمير (@Addameer) <a
href="https://twitter.com/Addameer/status/985783242199625728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April
                        16, 2018</a></blockquote>
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                <p>This Israeli practice is a direct continuation of
                  British colonial rule and constitutes a war crime, <a
href="https://twitter.com/Addameer/status/985781894636867584">according</a>
                  to prisoners rights group <a
                    href="https://electronicintifada.net/tags/addameer">Addameer</a>.</p>
                <p>It is primarily used against Palestinians, with <a
href="https://electronicintifada.net/content/arrests-deadly-firebombing-palestinian-home/15043">few
                    exceptions</a>.</p>
                <p>Adnan terminated his strike when the Israeli army
                  agreed to try him on 29 October, after postponing his
                  trial 17 times.</p>
                <p>Israel accuses Adnan of being a member of Islamic
                  Jihad, a Palestinian political and resistance
                  organization. Israel considers virtually all
                  Palestinian parties to be “terrorist” organizations.</p>
                <p>He was tried and sentenced to one year including time
                  served, which left a few days for him to remain in
                  prison before his release.</p>
                <p>Israel subjects Palestinians from the West Bank to
                  trial in a military court, while Israeli settlers are
                  subject to civilian courts.</p>
                <p>Israel’s military courts lack basic due process and
                  have a near-100 percent conviction rate for
                  Palestinians.</p>
                <p>Meanwhile, Palestinian prisoner <a
                    href="https://electronicintifada.net/tags/rizk-rajoub">Rizk
                    Rajoub</a> <a
                    href="https://www.qudsn.co/article/163367">terminated</a>
                  his hunger strike on Sunday after reaching an
                  agreement with Israeli occupation authorities to limit
                  his administrative detention to four months.</p>
                <p>Israel subjected Rajoub, 61, to solitary confinement
                  during his strike, which lasted more than three weeks.</p>
                <p>Rajoub waged a hunger strike last December, when the
                  Israeli military court made him <a
href="https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/tamara-nassar/why-wont-israel-treat-imprisoned-woman-severe-burns">choose</a>
                  between administrative detention and exile in Sudan.</p>
                <p>Rajoub has spent approximately 20 years in Israeli
                  prisons, 10 of them in detention without charge or
                  trial. He is from the occupied West Bank village of
                  Dura.</p>
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