Tuesday will be a day of national mourning and a general strike in remembrance of Khader Adnan, the leader of the Islamic Jihad Movement, who was killed inside Israeli occupation prisons, according to the Follow-up Committee of the National and Islamic Forces in the Occupied Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and Jerusalem.
The Committee urged the vast majority of our people in the Gaza Strip to congregate in the Square of the Unknown Soldier immediately following the noon prayer and to attend the martyr’s funeral service this afternoon, which will be held on the grounds of Al-Katiba Square to the west of Gaza City.
In the occupied governorates of the West Bank and Jerusalem, the national and Islamic forces today announced a comprehensive strike in protest of the killing of Sheikh Adnan, holding the occupation solely accountable for this heinous act.
An an-Najah institution in Nablus chose to halt classes today, Tuesday, in remembrance of the martyr Sheikh Khader Adnan, and the Islamic Bloc at the institution declared that the celebration for graduating students, which was set to take place today, has been postponed.
Khader Adnan, a prominent prisoner of the Islamic Jihad Movement who embarked on a hunger strike to protest his unjust administrative detention, passed away today at daybreak, according to the Occupation Prisons Administration.
According to the translation provided by the “Safa” agency, Yedioth Ahronoth Daily reported that prisoner Adnan was discovered comatose in his cell after reaching the 86th day of his hunger strike.
After checking on his condition and having a medical test, she continued, “It was obvious after he was taken to the hospital that he had died.”
Adnan announced his open hunger strike on February 5th of last year, the day after the occupation forces broke into his home in Arraba and wreaked mayhem.
Khader Adnan, a martyred prisoner, engaged in five hunger strikes, the first of which lasted 25 days in 2004; the second for 67 days in 2012; and the third for a month in 2014 He was martyred as a result of the third, which lasted 54 days, the fourth, which lasted 25 days in 2021, and the fifth, which lasted 86 days in 2023.