Maali Adnan, 4, holds a picture of her father Khader Adnan, 33, a senior member of Islamic Jihad jailed in Israel who has been on hunger strike for 62 days, during a solidarity protest in the northern West Bank village of Arrabeh, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. Adnan is on a hunger strike to protest what he says is humiliation that he faces in Israel’s military justice system. He is being held in “administrative detention,” under which an Israeli military judge can imprison Palestinians for six-month periods without charge. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)
“By God’s will, I am proud of him. Not just as a husband, but as a leader of our people. This is a great victory,’’ she said.
There are still 309 other Palestinians detained without trial, 4417 Palestinians in Israeli jails, including some 200 children.