Israel’s Supreme Court Suspends Mohammed Allaan’s detention

Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended the detention order of a hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Allaan, releasing him while he receives medical care.

Allaan, who had refused food for 65 days, ended his hunger strike in front of medics at the Barzilai hospital after the ruling yesterday.

After a long day of deliberations, the Supreme Court announced that Allan, who doctors said has suffered brain damage, would remain hospitalised, but that his shackles would be removed and his family can visit him.

Allaan was detained for alleged affiliation with Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian armed group. He denies the affiliation, and launched his strike to protest his being held without charge or trial.

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