News   /   Palestine

Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner rejects Israel release deal

This image taken on August 17, 2015 in the West Bank city of al-Khalil shows a Palestinian woman holding a poster bearing a portrait of Mohammed Allan, a Palestinian detainee who has slipped into a coma after a nearly two-month hunger strike. (AFP Photo)

A Palestinian hunger-striking prisoner facing imminent death has rejected the Israeli regime’s offer to release him on condition that he go abroad, his lawyers say. 

Mohammad Allan’s lawyers said on Monday their client will not agree to go abroad for a period of four years in exchange for his release from prison.

Allan, who lapsed into a coma on Friday after not eating for two months, is now at immediate risk of death. 

In custody since November 2014, Allan went on hunger strike to protest to his prolonged detention without charge or trial.

Many Palestinians are held in Israeli detention centers under so-called administrative detention policy, which allows indefinite imprisonment terms for suspects without charge or trial.

Palestinians in Israeli jails regularly go on hunger strike in protest to both the unfair administrative detention policy as well as the harsh prison conditions in Israeli jails.

More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly incarcerated in 17 Israeli prisons and detention centers, many of them without charge or trial.

According to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the right to challenge one’s arrest or detention is now indoctrinated in international human rights standards under Habeas-Corpus, which forbids unlawful detention or arbitrary detention of prisoners.

Press TV’s website can also be accessed at the following alternate addresses:

Press TV News Roku