Death as a Martyr by hunger strike as opposed to other ways is "a problem"
Official PA TV program Giants of Endurance, on the death of Islamic Jihad terrorist prisoner Khader Adnan, who died due to his hunger strike; hosting released prisoner Alaa Al-A’araj, who was held in administrative detention and released as a result of his hunger strike – PMW was unable to determine the details of his crimes
Released prisoner Alaa Al-A’araj: “We hoped that Sheikh Khader Adnan (i.e., terrorist prisoner) would be a Martyr, yes, because this is the death that he asked for – but in a different way. My mother also said this, when I was the one who conducted a hunger strike: “I have no problem with him being a Martyr, this is [a source of] pride, but not in this way, not through them leaving him to die of hunger.” That’s the real problem.”
[Official PA TV, Giants of Endurance, May 4, 2023]
Khader Adnan – 45-year-old Palestinian terrorist and senior member of the Islamic Jihad terror organization who was arrested on Feb. 5, 2023, and indicted for membership in a terrorist organization and incitement to terror. He died on May 2, 2023, in an Israeli prison, as a result of conducting a hunger strike that lasted 86 days, during which he refused both food and medical treatment. As a result of his terror activities, Adnan had previously been arrested 9 times and served 8 years in prison, during which he staged numerous hunger strikes.