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Israel suspends detention of Palestinian hunger striker

Mohammed Allan, on a hunger strike for 65 days, will remain hospitalized but his shackles will be removed and his family can visit him

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Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended the detention order of a hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner, releasing him while he receives medical care.

After a long day of deliberations, the court announced late on Wednesday that Mohammed Allan, on a hunger strike for 65 days, will remain hospitalized but his shackles will be removed and his family can visit him.

It also said his “administrative detention” is suspended.

Allan went on a hunger strike to protest the measure that allows authorities to hold suspects for months without charge.

The court said Allan, who has suffered brain damage, will remain hospitalized but can petition for his release if his condition improves.