#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.