Ghadanfar Abu Atwan Victorious after a 65 day Hunger Strike
After a 65 day hunger strike, prisoner Ghadanfar Abu Atwan is victorious and his uncle assures Al Mayadeen that he will be released within the next few hours.
Prisoner Ghadanfar Abu Atwan defeated the Israeli occupation and was released today, Thursday, ending his administrative detention.
The Prisoners Information Office said that the prisoner's family announced his victory in his ongoing hunger strike.
Lawyer Jawad Boulos confirmed that the administrative detention for the prisoner Ghadanfar Abu Atwan was revoked, and the prisoner is free.
The prisoner's sister wrote on her Facebook page, "Congratulations to you and us, thank you to everyone, young and elderly, Ghadanfar is free."
Munqith Abu Atwan, the prisoner's uncle, confirmed to Al Mayadeen that "the victorious prisoner Ghadanfar Abu Atwan will be free in few hours," and pointed out that "there will be a ceremenial reception for the victor despite the presence of the Israeli occupation forces."
Hamas spokesperson Hazem Qassem also congratulated this victory, saying, "We congratulate the prisoner Ghadanfar Abu Atwan for his victory over the Zionist prison in the battle of the "empty intestine."
He added, "Ghadanfar's victory proves once again the ability of the Palestinian fighter to impose his will on the occupier even in the darkest of circumstances, and proves the inability of the occupier to defeat him even under the weight of arrest and imprisonment."
Reports revealed that Abu Atwan has been on hunger strike for 65 days, and his health had been deteriorating in recent days after he declared a water strike. During the past two days, several human rights and international organizations warned that he could pass away.