Hunger striker

Fears grow over health of hunger-striking Palestinian

The hearing of a hunger-striking Palestinian journalist whose weight has fallen below 30kg must be moved forward in order to save his life, the defendant’s lawyers said. The Israeli Supreme Court said on Tuesday that it would consider an appeal to release 33-year-old Mohammad al-Qeq, a Palestinian journalist engaged in[…]

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The untold story of Hana Shalabi

By Ramzy Baroud – Throughout her hunger strike, that of exactly 47 days, Hana Shalabi never slept consistently for a number of hours. In the first few days of her strike, she would doze off only to wake up with the sudden fear that someone was trying to hurt her.[…]

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Israel frees repeat Palestinian hunger striker

Israel has freed a Palestinian detainee who survived a 66-day hunger strike after holding him for a year without trial, the prison service said late Wednesday. Mohammed Allan was arrested in November 2014 and held under a measure known as administrative detention, which allows imprisonment without trial for six-month periods[…]

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Former hunger striker Allan’s health improves

The Palestinian Minister of Health said Monday that former hunger striker Muhammad Allan is in a stable health condition and that his health is improving gradually. Jawad Awwad’s statement was released following a meeting with neurologist Adel Misk, who had recently visited and evaluated Allan at the Barzilai Medical Center[…]

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Pal hunger striker regains consciousness

Hunger-striking prisoner Muhammed Allan on Thursday regained consciousness following a medically induced coma a day earlier, a lawyer from the Palestinian Authority’s Committee for Prisoner’s Affairs told Ma’an. Karim Ajwa said that Allan, 31, awoke from a medically induced coma and is currently in critical condition in the ICU at[…]

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