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So far, no Court hearing's been scheduled. It rarely intervenes in these type issues, but can convene on short notice other times.

Hundreds of Palestinians are held administratively without charge. "Many protesters say Adnan has become a symbol of Israel's occupation and its treatment of prisoners."

On February 17, London Independent writer Donald MacIntyre headlined, "Khader Adnan: The West Bank's Bobby Sands," saying:

In mid-December, Adnan was seized violently "at 3:30am by some scores of Israeli military and security personnel who surrounded the family home" south of Jenin. 

Weak after two months without food, he faces "immediate danger of death." Though activist for years, "his family insists that he has never been involved in violence; nor has he been charged with it. Indeed, on this occasion, he has not been charged with any crime."

He's Palestine's Bobby Sands and an Arab Street hero. He declares his honor's "more precious than food." His sister Maali called him a model father who "loves life" and "wants to end administrative detention."

His wife Randa said he told one of his lawyers, "I do not want to go to oblivion or death. But I am a man who defends his freedom. If I die it will be my fate."

A Final Comment

In a letter written earlier, Adnan said the following:

"I started my battle offering my soul to God almighty and adamant to go ahead until righteousness triumphs over falsehood. I am defending my dignity and my people's dignity and not doing this in vain." 

"The Israeli occupation has gone to extremes against our people, especially prisoners. I have been humiliated, beaten, and harassed by interrogators for no reason, and thus I swore to God I would fight the policy of administrative detention to which I and hundreds of my fellow prisoners fell prey." 

"Here I am in a hospital bed surrounded with prison wardens, handcuffed, and my foot tied to the bed. The only thing I can do is offer my soul to God as I believe righteousness and justice will eventually triumph over tyranny and oppression." 

"I hereby assert that I am confronting the occupiers not for my own sake as an individual, but for the sake of thousands of prisoners who are being deprived of their simplest human rights while the world and international community look on."  

"It is time the international community and the UN support prisoners and force the State of Israel to respect international human rights and stop treating prisoners as if they were not humans."

 

A supportive Voice from Palestine letter to him said, in part:

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