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Who is the martyr Sheikh Khader Adnan?

The leading prisoner of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, Khader Adnan, was martyred after 86 days of his open hunger strike in rejection of his arbitrary detention.

According to the Hebrew newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, Sheikh Khader Adnan was found unconscious in his cell and was transferred to Assaf Harofeh Hospital, where his death was announced afterwards.

Birth and origin
Khader Adnan Musa was born on March 24, 1978 in the town of Arraba (Jenin Governorate, in the northern West Bank) in Palestine.

He completed his primary and secondary school stages in his hometown of Arraba, where he passed the secondary stage with a very good grade in 1996, and joined Birzeit University in Ramallah, and in 2001 he obtained a bachelor’s degree in economic mathematics, then he joined a master’s program (major in economics) at the same university. .

political experience

Khader Adnan started his political life early during his university studies, belonging to the Islamic Jihad movement. His first arrest by the Palestinian Authority was on charges of incitement to throw stones at French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin when he visited Birzeit University in 1998. He spent ten days in detention on hunger strike.

He was arrested by the Israeli occupation authorities during his university studies, and he spent four months in administrative detention (without an indictment), then he was arrested again for a year.

He was arrested – after the study stage – more than ten times, a total of more than six years, including the arrest between 03/05/2004 and 11/04/2005, when he went on an open hunger strike for a period of 28 days in protest of his solitary confinement. He did not stop his strike until he responded to a request to transfer him to the regular prison sections with the rest of the prisoners.

He was arrested again by the Palestinian Authority in October 2010, and spent 12 days in prison, during which he went on hunger strike.

The most famous arrest for Khader was on December 17, 2011, during which he went through the months and longest individual hunger strike in Israeli prisons to protest his administrative detention without charge. The strike lasted 65 days and then ended with the fulfillment of his demand for his release on April 17, 2012.

Khader opened the door to individual strikes, and many administrative prisoners followed suit, including the prisoner Hana al-Shalabi, who went on strike for 44 days, Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh for 78 days, Hassan Safadi and others.

After his release, the Palestinian leader was active in activities of solidarity with the prisoners and striking prisoners, and in peaceful activities until he was arrested by an Israeli occupation army in early July 2014 in an ambush at a checkpoint south of Jenin, on the background of his praise – in various statements to the media – of the resistance. Palestine, which confronts the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

The occupation forces released him on July 11, 2015, and he arrived in the town of Arraba in the Jenin district, where he was received by large crowds.

On the fifth of last February, the occupation re-arrested Sheikh Adnan after he stormed his house in Arraba, and wreaked havoc, announcing at that moment that he entered a hunger strike until his death on the 86th day.

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