Demonstration in Hebron Shows Solidarity With Khader Adnan
On Monday, February 20th, 2012, Palestinian demonstrators in the city of Hebron gathered outside of Red Cross offices to express their solidarity with Khader Adnan, a Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli prison who has been hunger striking for 65 days. Khader has been held without charge or trial for over two months after he was arrested from his home by Israeli Forces from his village near Jenin in the northern West Bank. He has since become a symbol of Palestinian steadfastness and popular resistance to the Israeli occupation, and hundreds of vigils, demonstrations, and solidarity fasts have taken place in communities around Palestine, and the rest of the world as well.
Today’s demonstration in Hebron was joined the Beit Ommar Popular Committee, the Palestine Solidarity Project, and the Palestinian Prisoner’s Association. Families of several of the more than 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners took part in the demonstration as well. Khader Adnan’s life is in grave peril, and Palestinian urge international supporters to do everything they can to act in solidarity with him an all Palestinian prisoners during this crucial time.