Khader Adnan's wife to Al Mayadeen: PIJ leader continues hunger strike
The wife of the detained PIJ leader Khader Adnan, Randa Musa, talks to Al Mayadeen and confirms that he is continuing his hunger strike.
Randa Musa, the wife of Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan, confirmed, in an interview with Al Mayadeen on Saturday, that "Sheikh Khader refuses to undergo medical examinations and continues his strike." Musa added that "the sheik's message is clear by rejecting all occupation measures and their consequences."
Moreover, Musa said, "I sensed fear in the eyes of the occupation judges in court, while I sensed confidence in the strength of Sheikh Khader Adnan."
She also stressed to Al Mayadeen that with the increasing tensions, "the Palestinian people are rising up in the face of the daily aggression of the Israeli occupation."
"الشارع يغلي والشعب الفلسطيني ينتفض في وجه العدوان اليومي".— قناة الميادين (@AlMayadeenNews) February 25, 2023
-السيدة رندة موسى زوجة الأسير #خضر_عدنان لـ #الميادين-#فلسطين pic.twitter.com/kdnWznyHjM
It is worth noting that Adnan is considered the leader of the Battle of the Empty Stomachs against the policy of administrative detention in occupation prisons.
He was detained several times before and released following days of hunger strike. Most significant was his 2018 arrest. On October 29, 2018, Adnan ended his hunger strike after 58 days and was released on November 13, 2018; his family considered this a "third victory for him."
Adnan launched a fourth hunger strike after his 2021 arrest; He was liberated 25 days into his hunger strike, winning his fourth victory against the occupation.
On February 5, the occupation forces detained him once again as part of a wide-range detention campaign they conducted across occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank.
'No evidence' against PIJ Leader
In the context, the media spokesman for the Muhjat al-Quds Foundation for Martyrs and Prisoners, Mohammad Al-Shaqaqi, confirmed to Al Mayadeen, "There is no evidence or indictment against Sheikh Khader Adnan, except that he belongs to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement."
"لا يوجد أي دليل أو لائحة اتهام بحق الشيخ #خضر_عدنان".— قناة الميادين (@AlMayadeenNews) February 25, 2023
-الناطق الإعلامي في مؤسسة مهجة القدس للشهداء والأسرى، محمد الشقاقي لـ #الميادين-#فلسطين pic.twitter.com/h1cKTRkHNB
Al-Shaqaqi pointed out that this matter "indicates the occupation's moral bankruptcy and its state of impotence and confusion."
The spokesperson pointed out that Sheikh Khader Adnan "since arriving in al-Jalama prison has been imprisoned in solitary confinement."
Charges against PIJ leader
Sheikh Khader Adnan's lawyer had stated that "the occupation will file an indictment against the prisoner tomorrow, and it is likely that it will include his affiliation with the PIJ movement."
For his part, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Prisoner Affairs Commission, Hassan Abed Rabbo, told Al Mayadeen, "The Israeli occupation targets the prisoners through 3 axes: the living conditions, the organizational status of the prisoners, and the legal status of the prisoners."
"الاحتلال الإسرائيلي يستهدف الأسرى من خلال 3 محاور: استهداف الشروط الحياتية، استهداف المكانة التنظيمية للأسرى واستهداف المكانة القانونية للأسرى"— قناة الميادين (@AlMayadeenNews) February 25, 2023
-المتحدث باسم هيئة شؤون الأسرى والمحررين حسن عبد ربه لـ #الميادين-#فلسطين pic.twitter.com/zXkilhs1nZ
Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan was arrested 12 times and spent a total of about 8 years in the occupation prisons, most of which were under administrative detention.
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