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A 2:30-Minute Video Dedicated to Khader Adnan

Unconsciously, my life has recently centered on Khader Adnan. He is an administrative detainee who has been on hunger strike since December 17 to protest his illegal detention without any trial or charge. He is dying to live. He is calling with his empty stomach and silence for a dignified life, freedom, and justice. His health is deteriorating and the conditions in which he’s held are shocking. The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) continues their indifference and neglect of his situation. Gaza has held many events in solidarity with him and his family, who are terrified that each new dawn could bring news of his death.

His wife Randa Adnan told Ma’an News Agency:

“Adnan is being targeted for a slow process of assassination” she said. She says she was “shocked” at her husband’s condition, and that he told her he feels he’s living the last moments of his life, she said.

“A lot of the hair on his face and head has fallen off. He has not been allowed to shower or wash during all his time in detention, nor is he allowed to wear warm clothes in this cold weather.”

She added that “during my visit, my husband’s heart swelled up and a medical crew neglected him for half an hour.”

Khader Adnan continues to teach us how valueless life is without freedom or dignity. Personally, his strength has become the main inspiration in my life. Every day that passes without bringing news of his release makes me feel that whatever we do is not enough and that we all have to work more, for the sake of humanity and justice.

Dedicating my time for Khader, I created this video that includes three of my talents: singing, drawing and writing. This video celebrates the resistance and the steadfastness of Khader Adnan and all Palestinian political prisoners and encourages the international community to take action and support Khader’s case. I hope that this video gives Randa and her daughters a light of hope that a dawn will come bringing them the news of his victory.

Watch this video and act to help Khader Adnan regain his stolen freedom sooner than later. He needs your support.

8 responses

  1. Ken

    Nice work Shahd & Yehia :)


    February 9, 2012 at 10:12 pm

  2. what a beautiful song! iA he’s freed soon, praying for him daily.


    February 11, 2012 at 1:35 am

  3. Robby Martin

    Hi Shahd, I saw a report tonight that Egypt is intervening in Khader’s case. I hope they can help release him, he has suffered enough injustice at the hands of the Zionists. Keep up your great work, I’m proud to be your friend.


    February 11, 2012 at 1:44 am

  4. Minna

    Well done! You’re making a difference, check this:

    You have a beautiful voice, keep on singing!

    Freedom for Palestine!


    February 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm

  5. Beautiful singing and solemn tribute to Khader Adnan’s strength and steadfastness!

    I am an activist in solidarity with Palestine, and I live in Chicago. I am working on a video to highlight the hunger strike of Hana al-Shalabi and was wondering if you have written any music for her, or would be interested in doing so. I hope to finish the video in time for Palestinian Land Day, since her hunger strike is nearing one month, and would love to include your singing as the soundtrack. I would put the lyrics/translation as the final image for English-speakers to read.

    Here you can see what I worked on for Khader Adnan:

    Please let me know if you are interested. Her hunger strike has not yet received as much attention’s as Khader Adnan’s in the US, and as she nears one month of fasting I hope that this video will help bring attention to her case.

    Thank you!

    debbie s


    March 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    • Amazing Video Debbie! You work is greatly appreciated! I’d like to collaborate with you. I hope we can do some change in support of Hana’ Shalabi’s just cause. There is a nice song that can be good for this video you’re trying to do for Hana’ Shalabi.. but it’s not my lyrics.. It’s originally an old Palestinian song for political prisoners. Would you like me to record it and send you its soundtrack?


      March 20, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      • sam

        Hi Shahd

        we’ll interview on Radio Campus tomorrow and after it we broadcast that wonderful song but please, tell us who is singing… You ? What a wonderful voice

        for those who want to listen to Shahd on our french radio, go on at 6.30 pm (french time)


        November 27, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      • Yes Sam :) It’s me singing..


        December 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm

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