Palestinian detainees take on Israel with hunger strike
RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — Inspired by Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, who pressured Israel with a 66-day hunger strike, a growing number of his fellow detainees are launching similar protests.
The tactic appears to be spreading among the thousands of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons, who see themselves battling for their rights with the only weapon they have: “empty stomachs.”
Adnan went for more than two months without food before a military court agreed to free him, on April 17, when his four-month administrative detention order ends. (Continue story)