The West Bank's Bobby Sands


Khader Adnan, a Palestinian imprisoned by Israeli authorities without charges, ended a 66-day hunger strike after Israel agreed to release him by April. Adnan, who is linked to the extremist militant group Islamic Jihad, was detained Dec. 17 under a law dating back to the era of the British mandate that Israel has invoked over the years to hold thousands of Palestinians. As Adnan's health waned, protests erupted across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and inmates in other Israeli detention centers started copycat hunger strikes. Observers likened Adnan's fast to that of...

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