Israel looks to release Palestinian hunger-striker after months of charge-less detention
- Israeli authorities have offered release to prisoner Mohammad Allan on the condition that he be exiled for four years.
- Allan lost consciousness last week after having been on hunger strike for two months, but vowed to refuse basic nutrients after being revived.
- One of a number undertaken in protest of Israel’s “administrative detention” of prisoners (overwhelmingly Palestinian) without charge, the hunger strike has continued even as the government recently passed a law allowing for the force-feeding of prisoners.
“I think that, under the circumstances, this is a realistic proposal that would be good if he accepts it.”
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