Exclusive: We are invincible; we either triumph or die - Awawdeh
Prisoner Khalil Awawdeh says during his interview with Al Mayadeen that the decision to freedom took away his pain, after a cruel and fierce battle that exposed the occupation's true face.
After his victory in the battle of empty stomachs against the Israeli occupation, Prisoner Khalil Awawdeh told Al Mayadeen on Thursday that "as soon as the freedom decision was issued, all the misery, pain and hunger disappeared."
"The decision to freedom after this cruel and fierce battle, which exposed the occupation, its true face, and its oppression, took away my pain," Awawdeh stressed.
He added, "I did not fear for my life, because my slogan in this strike was a slogan that I inherited from the greats in the history of conflicts, throughout human history."
"We are invincible people who are not defeated in our battles; we either triumph or die," Awawdeh added and sent a message to the prisoners, saying, "achievements can only be made through sacrifices, blood, and pain."
The captive pointed out that he "misses walking in the streets of his homeland without restrictions, and to be free," saying, "This is the eagerness I fought for."
Yesterday, The Muhjat Al-Quds Foundation announced that prisoner Khalil Awawdeh suspended his open hunger strike after 172 days, after reaching a written agreement to set a ceiling for his administrative detention and to be released on October 2.
The Muhjat Al-Quds pointed out that "the victory of the Awawdeh in the battle of the empty stomachs and the battle of snatching his freedom, after he waged a heroic strike, is added to the record of the captive movement's victories against the policy of arbitrary administrative detention."
For its part, the prisoner's lawyer told Al Mayadeen that "the Israeli military prosecution pledged not to extend the administrative detention of prisoner Awawdeh."
The prisoner's wife quoted her husband to Al Mayadeen, after visiting him, as saying: "My strike is not against life but against chains and the order to take away my freedom."
In March, Awawdeh began an open-ended hunger strike to demand his release, knowing that he was arbitrarily arrested as per the Israeli occupation's arbitrary administrative detention policy, and his lawyer said he has only been only drinking water since.