Hunger Striker Allan Rejects Israeli Offer of November Release

RAMALLAH, August 19, 2015 (WAFA) – Hunger striking Palestinian detainee Mohammad Allan has refused an Israeli offer to release him on November 3, in return for suspending his 67-day long hunger strike, according to Jamil al-Khatib, Allan’s attorney.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Israeli military prosecution offered to release Allan on November 3 when his six-month arbitrary sentence under administrative detention expires, provided that Allan ends his hunger strike.

Upon the announcement, al-Khatib said Israel pledged not to detain Allan under administrative detention again.

Allan, who has been detained by Israel without charge or trial since November 2014, began hunger striking in protest on 18 June, taking only water.

Allan, an Islamic Jihad activist and an attorney, has seen a significant deterioration in his health after 67 days of hunger strike against administrative detention, a measure that allows Israel to imprison Palestinians without charge and for renewable periods of time.

Allan only fell into a coma last Thursday night. Doctors have since been intravenously giving him water, vitamins and salts and he was connected to a respirator to assist him in breathing.