A Palestinian Hunger Strike That Showed the Power of Weakness

This week Khader Adnan, who has been detained without trial for the ninth time, stopped his hunger strike after 55 days, when Israel promised to release him. On the painful saga of a local hero.

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He wanted the first spoonful of food to be served to him by his mother and the second by his wife. A teaspoon of yogurt, then one of soup, after a 55-day hunger strike. It was late at night at Assaf Harofeh...