Islamic Jihad hunger striker released after deal reached last month
Khader Adnan launched his hunger strike on May 4th and was hospitalized in critical condition weeks later.
Israeli authorities on Sunday released from custody Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan, after a deal was reached last month for him to finish a 56-day hunger strike.
An Israeli security official on Sunday said the release was made in keeping with an order issued last month for “humanitarian reasons”, and following Adnan’s agreement to drop a demand that Israeli authorities agree not to arrest him in the future.
Upon arriving in his hometown of Jenin in the West Bank Sunday, Adnan said “I see the happiness among Palestinians flowing and the Palestinian pain and hope for the freedom of all prisoners, God willing. The occupation made a mistake in arresting me the first time and the second time and all previous arrests. Today the occupation makes the mistake of releasing me because they think they’ll abort the Palestinian happiness, if they release me earlier which is not typical. This is a cowardly act of the occupation that fears the Palestinian happiness and love for the Palestinian prisoners,” said Adnan.
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