Palestinian hunger striker released

Adnan

He came home to a hero’s welcome. Islamic Jihad activist Khader Adnan – who refused food for 56 days. In protest over being held by the Israelis for a year without trial under administrative detention – used by Israel to prevent violence.

Both those heralding his release and the Israelis were afraid Adnan might die if not released. This is the second time he’s been held and released after going on hunger strike.

Adnan says Israel, which he refers to as “the occupier” “made a mistake” each time he’s been arrested.