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Solidarity with Khader Adnan

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Israel wants him dead.

by Stephen Lendman

Day 62 and counting. Adnan's hunger strike continues. On February 15, Israel let his wife Randa see him for the second time. 

She said "(h)is health has drastically deteriorated from the last time I saw him" a week ago. "I expect the worst. He insists on continuing with the hunger strike." He wants to live but will die for justice.

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PLO official Saeb Erekat said Abbas pressed Russia, China, Britain, and EU authorities to help during meetings with acting EU representative to Palestine John Gatt-Rutter, UK Consul-General Vincent Fean, Russian representative Alexander Rudakov, and Chinese PA ambassador Yang Wei Guo. 

He also contacted Washington, EU Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland, and France. Nothing so far materialized. Western leaders provide one-sided support for Israel. Expect nothing from them for Adnan.

He's held administratively without charge. He committed no crimes yet faces imminent death. He lost over a third of his weight. His life force is slowly ebbing. His muscles, heart, stomach, and immune system are dying. 

His entire system could stop functioning any time. Israel wants him dead. So far, pleas on his behalf are ignored. The Palestinian Council of Human Rights Organizations (PCHRO) called for emergency action to save him. So did Samidoun, the Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. It demanded his immediate release before it's too late.

On February 16, the Carter Center "called on the Israeli government to immediately charge or release" Adnan. His "case highlights the inconsistencies of Israel's administrative detention policies with internationally recognized rights to due process."

On January 24, the Carter Center denounced Israel's arrests of Palestinian legislators, including PLC Speaker Aziz Dweik. Uncharged, he and others were sentenced to six months administrative detention. 

Jimmy Carter said:

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"These men are guilty of nothing more than winning a parliamentary seat in an open and honest election, which was monitored by the Carter Center in (January) 2006."

"The detention of Speaker Dweik and other Palestinian legislators appears to be an attempt to hamstring the PLC in order to prevent Palestinian reconciliation and a prospective election later this year. We urge that (they) be released."

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