A Final Comment
After hunger striking for 66 days, Khader Adnan struggles to survive and regain health. Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I) said he's "expected to go through a long and complicated recovery process."
It included severe intestinal blockage pain. On February 28, he underwent abdominal surgery at Safed's Ziv Hospital to relieve it. Reports called his condition stable, but given his weakened state, recovery's far from certain.
On February 28, the Addameer Prisoner support group said the following:
"Last night, 27 February 2012, Khader Adnan went through surgery at Ziv Hospital, due to problems in his digestive system. PHR-Israel's volunteer doctor reached the hospital immediately to speak to Khader and his doctors before the operation."
They "reported to us today that the operation went well and that Khader's condition is currently stable." He's now in the hospital's surgical wing. During transfer to Ziv Hospital, both arms and legs were again painfully shackled despite no ability to walk.
Doing so contradicted Israel's February 23 District Court ruling. It constitutes cruel and inhumane treatment, even toward a man close to death.
Adnan's abuse reveals Israeli state terror. Palestinians endure it daily. Their liberating struggle continues. Activists like Quran and many others are committed to help.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed .