The Palestinian resistance has declared that Israel will be held accountable for Adnan’s death.
On February 5th, a pre-dawn raid conducted by Israeli forces saw the arrest of Adnan from his home in the city of Nablus, located in the occupied West Bank.
Adnan was renowned for his part in the Gaza-based Islamic Jihad resistance movement, particularly for his efforts and actions in opposition to the occupying forces.
The Zionist regime’s forces had arrested him 12 times, resulting in eight years of imprisonment, largely through Israel’s use of “administrative detention”.
The Iconic figure had gone on hunger strike five times during his various detentions, the longest of which lasted 67 days in 2012.
In 2015, he conducted a hunger strike for 56 days to demonstrate his opposition to his detention. Similarly, in 2018, he repeated the same action for 58 days.
In 2021, Adnan was once again arrested and placed under “administrative detention.” As a result, he initiated a 25-day hunger strike.
Many other Palestinian inmates held under Israel’s so-called administrative detention have been inspired by the prominent prisoner to take up the same protest action.
Palestinians are being held indefinitely, without charge or trial, under Israel’s administrative detention policy, which claims that they may pose a potential threat.
Approximately 1,000 Palestinians are currently being held in Israeli custody under the guise of “administrative detention”, which includes female and juvenile individuals. This practice has been heavily criticized by the international community for its violation of international laws and regulations.
Adnan’s open-ended hunger strike, which lasted until his death, was the longest of his protests over the past two decades of being in and out of Israeli prisons.
An Israeli military court in Ofer Prison refused three days ago not to release him, despite the fact that his health condition had become very serious.
Reports of rocket fire from the besieged Gaza Strip prompted sirens to sound in Israeli settlements nearby following the death of an individual.
The Palestinian resistance has promised to take revenge for the martyr and cautioned Israel of a response.
The Islamic Jihad Resistance Movement released a statement in response to the passing of Adnan, noting: “In our journey to al-Quds (Jerusalem), we have lost many valiant soldiers and noble leaders, including Khader Adnan who has pioneered a path for those who are seeking liberation in Palestine and beyond.”
Ziyad al-Nakhalah, Secretary-General of Islamic Jihad, reacted to the news saying that members of the “resistance movement” have chosen the path of martyrdom of their own volition, and that the martyrdom of Khader Adnan is preferable to this decision.
Al-Nakhalah emphasized that without individuals such as Khader Adnan, the Palestinian cause would have been ignored. He further declared that Adnan will stay a remarkable symbol of the Palestinian people and of freedom fighters in the entire world.
The Islamic Jihad leader declared that a pledge had been made to all the martyrs and to the prisoner Khader Adnan, that they would remain on the path of resistance until their land was liberated from the hands of murderers and criminals.
The Islamic Jihad media office declared Adnan’s death to be a full-fledged Israeli crime. They further noted that Adnan’s protest in prison left him with two choices – freedom or martyrdom – and that he achieved success in both.
Many attempts were made by the occupying forces to assassinate Adnan, who is a prominent leader in the national movement, out of revenge.
The media office emphasized the importance of being loyal to Adnan, whom they described as “the most honorable and bravest of men,” by following in his footsteps.
Hazem Qasem, a spokesman for Hamas, declared that Adnan’s death will be remembered in the “glorious pages of our people’s history,” and that it will act as a catalyst for intensifying the revolutionary and combat operations against the Israeli occupation.
Qasem expressed in a statement that the incident exposes the level of terrorism and fascism of the so-called Prison Service, which intentionally took the life of Sheikh Khader in this manner.
Khader Adnan’s martyrdom is proof of a cold-blooded execution carried out by the Prison Service. This heinous crime will only fuel the resistance of the Palestinian people and will spark a revolution against the Israeli occupation.
Hamas declared the killing of Khader Adnan to be a premeditated and cold-blooded act of murder, and warned that the “criminal occupation government” will pay the price for this crime in the form of their refusal to release him and their denial of necessary medical care.
The group declared that this “only adds to the list of atrocities committed by the occupation and its terror against our valiant prisoners and our people, and it must be brought to justice,” emphasizing, “Our people will not let this offense go unpunished.”
Hamas pointed out that this offense demonstrates that the “unjust world” is unable to give assistance to their prisoners.
Ismail Radwan, a leader of Hamas, declared that the actions of the occupier will not be overlooked and the resistance will stay the shield and blade that safeguards our prisoners.
“Khader Adnan,” he added, “wrote a legendary tale of struggle and defiance, refusing to accept the injustice of arbitrary and administrative detention within the prisons of the Occupation.”
The Palestinian Legal Bar Association has declared that the Palestinian people have the right to utilize all available means of resistance against the Israeli enemy in order to safeguard their rights.
The statement called for the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the international community to establish a commission of inquiry to look into the matter.
By April 2023, approximately 5,000 Palestinians were detained in Israeli prisons. Over 1,000 of them – including women and children – were being held without any formal charges.
The Palestine Foreign Ministry has demanded an international investigation into the “heinous crime” of Adnan’s death.
The ministry expressed its strongest condemnation of the cruel act perpetrated by the occupying forces that resulted in the martyrdom of Khader Adnan.
The Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization declared that Israeli authorities are to be held “fully responsible” for the death of Adnan, attributing it to “negligence and forced detention”.
The Fatah party of the occupied West Bank city of Jenin praised Adnan as an “icon of struggle and resistance for future generations”.
The current Israeli government’s policies, spearheaded by Itamar Ben-Gvir, who is in charge of prisons, have made the situation more difficult for our prisoners. The occupation has attempted to send a warning by killing Khader Adnan, a message of deterrence to our courageous prisoners. What transpired is a result of this.
The upcoming days will be full of reactions to the occupation and the manner in which it is treating our prisoners.
Randa Musa, the wife of Adnan, expressed her immense pride for the martyrdom of her husband, who was cruelly killed by the occupying forces. She expressed her commitment to upholding his will and legacy.
At a press conference, Randa expressed her pride in the martyrdom of Khader Adnan, saying, “I congratulate myself and my children on this remarkable occasion.”
“No mourning house for Adnan,” she said, “instead, we will welcome those who come to celebrate this blessed martyrdom.”
“I implore you to remember the faces of my children,” she said, emphasizing the Israeli occupation. “I swear to God that I have raised them with pride and dignity.”
At Adnan’s house, Randa declared to the large crowd of journalists and locals that “her children will resist” the occupation.
Mounting pressure has been put on the regime to allow the body to be given up for a funeral. Palestinian organizations have implored Israel not to conduct an autopsy.
Adnan, before his martyrdom, left a will for his family, sons, wife, and the Palestinians, urging them not to despair, no matter the atrocities committed by the occupiers. He implored that victory was near.
The will requests that Israel not be permitted to dissect his body, and instead that he be buried next to his father, with these words inscribed on his grave:
Khader Adnan is the humble servant of God.
Ali Karbalaei is an individual who strives for success.
Success is the goal that Ali Karbalaei strives for.