Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dozens of Palestinians declare Hunger Strike as Fasting prisoner Khader Adnan is on day 60

by George Rishmawi - IMEMC & Agencies
Dozens of Palestinians declared hunger strike in support of the Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan who ended his 60 day of fasting. Palestinian medical sources said Adnan is facing death if not treated properly as many of his main organs including his heart and stomach are in a very bad shape.

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A report by Physicians for Human Rights stated that Adnan's health is seriously deteriorating and that he might die at any moment as his immunity system is not functional any more.

Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets in a number of West Bank towns and cities in support of Adnan, while a number of Palestinians protested at Ofer Military jail near Ramallah. Troops fired tear gas and metal bullets at the protesters. Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, head of the Palestinian National Initiative was wounded with a metal bullet to his foot.

Adnan was kidnapped from his home on December 17, 2011 and was placed under administrative detention, he declared hunger strike the day after demanding his immediate release.


International Middle East Media Center