Ali Abunimah: Starving for freedom: The hunger strike of Khader Adnan

Khader Adnan, currently on hunger strike in an Israeli prison, runs the risk of dying without international help.

14 Feb 2012
Ali Abunimah

Amman, Jordan – By the time you read these words, Khader Adnan could be dead. After 58 full days on hunger strike, his body is already well past the stage where his vital organs may cease to function at any moment. But Khader Adnan is dying to live.

The 33-year-old Palestinian baker, husband, father, and graduate student has refused food since December 18, a day after he was arrested in a nighttime raid on his family home by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank. He has lost over 40 kgs and his wife Randa and young daughters have described his appearance as “shocking”.

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