Palestinian on day 44 of hunger strike

2012-01-30 22:54

Jerusalem - A Palestinian militant held by Israel marked 44 days on hunger strike on Monday, with a rights group saying his life was in danger but prison authorities describing his condition as satisfactory.

Tel Aviv-based Physicians for Human Rights said in a statement that 34-year-old Khader Adnan, arrested by Israeli troops on December 17 and held without trial in what Israel calls "administrative detention", began a hunger strike the following day in protest at his imprisonment.

"His health is deteriorating and his life will be in danger if he continues the hunger strike," the group said in a statement after its doctors examined him. "He does not eat and only drinks water".

The Palestinian prisoners' club, which monitors inmates' well-being, said that Adnan was taken by ambulance on Monday from Israel's Ramla prison to a military court, where a hearing on his case was postponed until February 1.

Israel Prison Service spokesperson Sivan Weizman told AFP that Adnan's condition was being closely monitored by prison doctors.

"If necessary he will be taken to a hospital for further treatment," she said. "All the effects of hunger-striking have been explained to him... We shall consider forced feeding if it becomes necessary."

She said that Adnan, a member of Islamic Jihad, started his fast in protest at his imprisonment.

Weizman said the adjournment in Monday's court hearing was at his lawyers' request.

"According to [medical] examinations his condition is satisfactory," she said. "Considering the length of time he has been on hunger strike it's satisfactory."

  • Dirk - 2012-01-31 05:16

    Lets see if he can break the world record.Go for 365 days, I say. I hope too, that the simpathysers here like Barry, joins him in solidarity

      Barry - 2012-01-31 08:45

      @Dirk. You are a shocking excuse for a human being to make such a comment. He is fighting for freedom. Even the article does not identify him as a terrorist. He is militant. He deserves the greatest respect. I am sure the stinking Israeli prison authorities are loving it too, just like you.

      MiriamBawden - 2012-01-31 08:50

      Barry you are a shocking excuse for a human being! You respect a member of Islamic Jihad?! A KNOWN terrorist group! Moosa - whats your problem??

      Jaba - 2012-01-31 08:58

      Barry - its people like you that are the problem... He is fighting for freedom you say??? Why fight? All these people know is violence! There is no reason to fight - just negotiate and compromise. However, Palestinian leaders who are both fanatical and religiously blind want to fight all the time is the name of something the west doesn’t seem to comprehend. This Palestinian militant and people like him is the reason why there will never be peace. This is the difference between the ANC and the Palestinian leadership, the one realised that violence doesn’t pay, the latter has not realised that peaceful process is the only way.

      MiriamBawden - 2012-01-31 12:19

      WHERE in my comment do you see religion?! Idiot.

      Barry - 2012-01-31 12:59

      @Miriam... Where ? In your comment " Islamic Jihad?! " Stupid cow

      Barry - 2012-01-31 13:35

      So damn what ?

      MiriamBawden - 2012-01-31 13:42

      Now how is my comment a "religious rant"? Seen as I was merely quoting what had been reported. I bet you if you had to ask this idiot he would FREELY admit to been one - as they tend to be proud of it and all.

      Dirk - 2012-01-31 14:14

      Barry you are a disgrace. You support murderous bandits and try to justify it. Make yourself available as fertiliser- in Saudi Arabia

      Dirk - 2012-01-31 16:33

      Go to You tube and see who the scum Hamas is. They are the vermin who encourage fellow rats to take 4 pounds of anthrax into America and boast about murdering 330000 people. They admit that according to allah, their fight with the Jews are eternal. You cannot negotiate with such creatures- you fight them and destroy them

  • MiriamBawden - 2012-01-31 07:23

    Carry on you idiot, will be one less terrorist in the world!

      Barry - 2012-01-31 08:39

      Correction freedom fighter. You disgusting woman.

      MiriamBawden - 2012-01-31 08:47

      PLEASE! You call an islamic extremist terrorist a "freedom fighter" HAHAHAHA!

      Barry - 2012-01-31 09:01

      I call the IDF scum, the biggest USA sponsored terrorist organization outside of the USA. The Palestinians have every right to defend themselves in any way against the sick IDF.

      Jou - 2012-01-31 09:05

      Anyone supporting a group of insurgents that willfully go after a sovereign state by using violence are basically lacking in any morals or common decency.

      Jaba - 2012-01-31 09:06

      The simple case where the weaker side in a conflict, refuses to compromise. This ‘militant’ goal is not peace – it is the murder of Israelis. A day will come when the education system of Palestinian children will change from hate to love – a generation after that we might have a small chance at peace. Please watch:

      Barry - 2012-01-31 09:09

      @Joumaseped... The ANC did exactly that and justifiably won. Do you want to rephrase your comment ?

      Tommy - 2012-01-31 09:18

      In other words Barry, you are saying the ANC was a terrorist group.

      Barry - 2012-01-31 10:14

      @Tommy.. No YOU are saying they were a terrorist group. Most people who believe the ANC or the Palestinians are terrorists are usually very racist. Are you a racist Tommy ?

      Barry - 2012-01-31 10:16

      @Jaba... It will only work if both sides change from hate to love. Just check the body count to see who is murdering who in Israel/Palestine.

      Tommy - 2012-01-31 10:27

      Barry And I quote: "Jaba..This is not about Syria", but then you go and compare these Israel hating morons with he ANC.

      Jou - 2012-01-31 10:46

      Tommy, Barry did quite clearly imply that the ANC were terrorists. His words exactly. His subconscious knows the truth and he then put it into words. The subconscious is a very powerful tool

      Barry - 2012-01-31 12:02

      The ANC were freedom fighters and liberated the country South Africa. True South African hereoes. Just like the Palestinian freedom fighters will liberate themselves

      Fidel - 2012-01-31 12:12

      “There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and non-violence against a government whose reply is only savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people, and I think the time has come for us to consider in the light of our experiences whether the methods which we have applied so far are adequate" -Nelson Mandela 1961 A lot of people seem to conviniently forget that Israel gave birth to terrorism. It was Menichen Begin and his group of terrorist that bombed the King David Hotel killing over 40 British service men, staff and others. The first Israeli Prime Minister was an avowed terrorist. Isrealis know terror too well as they gave birth to it so should be careful when pointing fingers at others.

      MiriamBawden - 2012-01-31 12:21

      Oh Barry just walk away - you have just defended the f**** ANC! Oy vey you are something else. I will say thank you - reading your comments always make me laugh! G-d bless Israel!

      Barry - 2012-01-31 12:45

      @Miriam.. Why must I walk away. My statements are true unlike yours. You comment further shows what a disgusting woman you are.

      MiriamBawden - 2012-01-31 13:27

      Because you are making a complete fool out of yourself! But hey don't let me stop you - it sure is amusing for me.

      MiriamBawden - 2012-01-31 13:39

      You have ALOT incommon with the monsters you defend - both just resort to sad pathetic insults when they know they have nothing left... Sad but yet still funny for me! Once again - thanks :)

      Barry - 2012-01-31 13:49

      Then it is clear you have nothing left. Go check your comments out. Almost every single one has an insult. At least you know very well what is like now. I can assure you if I get treated with respect by you, I will treat you with respect, even though we have different opinions.

      MiriamBawden - 2012-01-31 13:56

      Actually only 2 do. But whatever. It's not like I'm going to take anything to heart from someone who thinks a "Islamic Jihad" and the ANC are "freedom fighters"!

      Barry - 2012-01-31 14:01

      Even though you are religious radical extremist, it does not give you right to insult. I just had enough of insulting posting and not just this article. As closing comment. If you believe the Palestinian militants and the ANC are terrorists and not freedom fighters, you are on the wrong side of history even though it mat not be comfortable to accept.

      MiriamBawden - 2012-01-31 14:04

      Justify it all you want - I did not say anything to deserve your nasty little remarks. Again - no worries. Oh my my - you really are ... hmmm out there. Anyways each to their own and all. Shalom

      Barry - 2012-01-31 14:10

      Not really out there. Its reality that we cannot get away from whether we support it or not.

      Dirk - 2012-01-31 16:40

      Sure, when that murdering piece of after birth, walked into Magoos bar and blew up young girls with explosives, he was "fighting for freedom" Freedom to continue slaughtering old people, women and children- 4000 farmers brutally murdered since 1994- women and babies savagely tortured before killing them, then scum say they did it for "freedom" You mother raised the afterbirth and threw the baby away

      Barry - 2012-02-01 06:16

      Ha Ha..I got to give you 10/10 for hypocrisy. Would never of thought a bible cuddler like you could come up with sch a disgusting comment. You are showing yourself to be the lowest of the low

  • Fred - 2012-01-31 10:04

    This Jihadist has chosen to go on a hunger strike. Gilad Shalit when released by Hamas after 5 years looked like he had been starved by Hamas. This Jihadist gets access to medical care and visitation rights. Gilad Shalit received no medical care, was denied access to visits from even the Red Cross.

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