Khader Adnan, imprisoned Palestinian activist, now on hunger strike for 57 days in protest of torture, abuse, and administrative detention without charge, issued the following letter from his hospital bed in Zeif Hospital, Safad. He has lost 80 pounds and remains shackled hand and foot to his bed. Click here to take action now to free Khader Adnan, and read and distribute his letter:
I started my battle offering my soul to God almighty and adamant to go ahead until righteousness triumphs over falsehood. I am defending my dignity and my people’s dignity and not doing this in vain.
“The Israeli occupation has gone to extremes against our people, especially prisoners. I have been humiliated, beaten, and harassed by interrogators for no reason, and thus I swore to God I would fight the policy of administrative detention to which I and hundreds of my fellow prisoners fell prey,” Adnan wrote.
“Here I am in a hospital bed surrounded with prison wardens, handcuffed, and my foot tied to the bed. The only thing I can do is offer my soul to God as I believe righteousness and justice will eventually triumph over tyranny and oppression.”
“I hereby assert that I am confronting the occupiers not for my own sake as an individual, but for the sake of thousands of prisoners who are being deprived of their simplest human rights while the world and international community look on,” he wrote.
“It is time the international community and the UN support prisoners and force the State of Israel to respect international human rights and stop treating prisoners as if they were not humans.
“I starve myself for you to remain. I die for you to live. Stay with the revolution.”