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Hunger striker gives Israel 24 hrs to settle his case

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The Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan, in hunger strike since two months, regained consciousness Tuesday and gave Israel 24 hours to settle his case, otherwise he will refuse any treatment and will stop drinking, according to the Palestinian Prisoners' Club .

The inmate lost consciousness Friday and lawyers representing Mohammed Allan had expressed concern that the Israeli prison authorities would use a new law to have their client force-fed. But officials at the hospital where he was being treated said there had been no talk of carrying out the controversial procedure

Allan lost consciousness in the early hours of the morning when he suffered hallucinations, convulsions and interrupted breathing, said Dr. Hezi Levy, director of the Barzilai Medical Center in southern Israel.

Earlier, lawyers refused an offer from the Israeli Justice Ministry to release him in exchange for 4 years of exile.