Occupied Palestine (The Inside Palestine)- The Palestinian Prisoners Club announced today that striking prisoner Sheikh Khader Adnan has reached a very life-threatening stage of his hunger strike, which has now been ongoing for 71 days, and is at risk of martyrdom at any moment.
On its part, the Wa’ed Prisoners Association contended that Sheikh Adnan’s illness and potential martyrdom would be a crime on the hands of the Zionist regime and warned of repercussions.
“The occupation’s denial of basic human rights [for Adnan] and curbing media attention is dangerously concerning in light of his deteriorating health condition.” the Association said.
The association also called for support and solidarity with Adnan to expose the arbitrary and maliciousness of his detention by the occupation.
IOF forces arrested Sheikh Adnan back on February 5, after raiding his house in the town of Arraba, south of Jenin.
Earlier in April, the Israeli Occupation Court postponed Adnan’s trial until May 29.
Adnan is a spirited revolutionary who has long struggled against the occupation as a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. He was arrested 12 times and spent a total of about 8 years in occupation detention centers, most of which he spent under administrative detention. During these years, he went through 5 previous hunger strikes.
Adnan also holds a bachelor’s degree in economic mathematics, is a husband and a father to 9 children, the youngest of whom is one and a half years old.
It was reported back on Thursday, that his health condition suddenly deteriorated in light of his continued hunger strike to protest his arbitrary detention
Back in February, The Supreme Emergency Committee for Prisoners announced civil disobedience starting from Nafha Prison, and said the action would expand to include the rest of the prisons
Palestinian prisoners sent a message from inside Israeli occupation prisons in early February asking their people to prepare to wage a major battle against the oppression of Israeli Police Minister Ben-Gvir.
In their message, the prisoners stressed their readiness for all possibilities and called for Palestinians to protest in different areas of the occupied land.