JERUSALEM: ‘ Palestinian hunger striker back in coma as court delays ruling over lifting suspension ‘

#AceNewsReport – JERUSALEM:Aug.20: A Palestinian prisoner on a two-month hunger strike was in a medically induced coma Thursday, AFP reported.

Mohammed Allan has been held since November in a form of internment known as administrative detention, and a debate raged over a decision by Israel’s top court to suspend his being held without trial.

The High Court’s Wednesday ruling sparked criticism from Palestinian activists who say it had come too late, and from Israeli ministers, claiming judges had given in to “blackmail.” The court also said he must remain in hospital pending a final decision on his case.

Both Islamic Jihad and Israel claim that Allan, 31, a lawyer from the West Bank, is a member of the Palestinian militant movement.

Around 340 Palestinians are being held in administrative detention, and many have regularly gone on hunger strike to protest.

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JERUSALEM: ‘ Israel jail alleged Jewish extremist for 6-months without trial ‘

#AceNewsReport – JERUSALEM:Aug.05: Israel has jailed an alleged Jewish extremist for six months without charges or trial, AP reported.

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon signed an order late Tuesday that jails Mordechai Meyer, from the West Bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim.

For the first time “administrative detention” has been applied against an Israeli since the crackdown against militant Jews began following two deadly attacks last week. Meyer, said to be 18 years old, was being held in connection to “his involvement in violent activities and recent terror attacks.”

He was suspected of links to attacks against a church in northern Israel and another in Jerusalem, as well as attacks on Palestinian property, Israeli media say.


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