Hunger Striker Reportedly Gives Israel 24 Hour Ultimatum

August 18, 2015  

Hunger striking terrorist prisoner Muhammad Allaan emerged from a coma Tuesday, only to pledge to resume fasting if Israel did not resolve his case within 24 hours, an Arab group said.

Allaan “declared in front of his doctors that if there is not any solution to his case within 24 hours he will ask for all treatment to stop and will stop drinking water,” the Palestinian Prisoners Club said in a statement.

The prisoners club said that after regaining consciousness Allaan “has agreed after detailed explanations about his condition situation to take some supplements for 24 hours while he waits for a resolution to his case.”

It was reported earlier that Allaan, 31, the Islamic Jihad terrorist whose hunger strike has drawn world attention, has woken up in Ashkelon’s Barzilai Hospital.

The doctors treating Allan say that they have ceased anesthetizing him and removed him from a respirator. An official hospital statement says that he is communicating and is continuing to receive essential medical treatment.

Allan began his hunger strike 63 days ago, in protest against being held on administrative detention. A new law authorized the prison service to force-food him, though the original doctor treating him refused to do so.

The terrorist lost consciousness last week, leading to protests both against his treatment and against offering leniency to a terrorist.

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