Why This Palestinian Father Is Prepared to Lose His Hunger-striking Son

This is day 170 of the longest-ever hunger strike by a Palestinian administrative detainee. Khalil Awawdeh has spent 13 years in Israeli jails and was due to be freed after the Gaza cease-fire, but that didn't happen

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Mohammed Awawdeh wants his son, Khalil, to continue not to give in, and is ready to lose him to that end. “If he comes out dead, he will get what he wanted – even if he is dead,” the 61-year-old father explains in the yard of the family home in the town of Idna, west of Hebron.



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