Newspaper Review: Hunger Striking Detainee Allan Wakes up from Induced Coma

RAMALLAH, August 19, 2015 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies focused in their Wednesday issue on hunger striking Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails Mohammad Allan who had woken up from an induced coma.


The three papers said Allan, who has been on hunger strike for 67 consecutive days against administrative detention, confirmed that he will not agree to a deal with the Israelis that stipulates his expulsion from the Occupied Palestinian Territories.


Al-Quds said Saudi authorities agreed to allow a tax exemption on Palestinian products.

Al-Ayyam said the Israeli army on Tuesday demolished 12 residential tents in the village of Fasayel, in southern Jordan Valley.


Al-Quds reported that the Israeli military has submitted indictments against five Palestinians, one of which include the killing of an Israeli settler.


Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted Isaac Herzog, head of the opposition in Israel, who called on all parties to prevent the outbreak of a third intifada in the West Bank.


Al-Ayyam said Herzog believed that a peace agreement with the Palestinians could be reached in two years.


The dailies also reported on the funeral procession of Mohammad Abu Amsha, a Palestinian who was shot dead in cold blood by the Israeli army on Monday. The procession took place in Abu Amsha’s hometown of Kafr Ra’i to the southwest of Jenin.

The dailies said spokesman of the US State Department, John Kirby, voiced his concern over Israel’s maltreatment of American Palestinians.


Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said, according to security sources, Egyptian authorities have detained a high-ranking Hamas official.


Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted Israeli “Defense” Minister Moshe Ya’alon who said the situation in the West Bank and the Golan Heights is no longer stable.