- Published on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 13:24
Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan who is currently residing at al-Ramlah hospital, is expected to be released today, Tuesday, April 17th, while Israeli Security Services threaten to arrest his family and friends.
In a press release, Khader Adnan told Bolus, a lawyer from the Palestinian prisoners' society Jawwad, that a high-ranking officer informed him that he should not be happy about his release, because his family and home are going to be continuously monitored by Israeli forces.
Adnan compared this incident to Israel's threats directed toward the prisoners released in Shalit's swap deal, who faced constant intimidation regarding re-arrest and assassination once they were free. The threat comes one day before Adnan's release, and is not uncommon for prisoners to experience. Adnan also noted the repeated Israeli break-ins to al-Ramlah hospital that have happened in the past.
Khader Adnan is eagerly awaiting his release and is appreciative of the national and international support he has received.
On Monday in Negev prison, the Israeli administration threatened to cancel the meeting tentatively set for Tuesday, between the prisoners' representatives and the prison's administration, if prisoners begin the hunger strike.
The meeting was intended to address prisoners' rights and highlight Israel's attempt to undermine prisoners' achievements gained in decades past.