Arab MKs voice anger, worry over hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner

August 14, 2015 00:34

Arab MKs voiced support and worry on Thursday for Muhammad Allan, a hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner and Islamic Jihad activist being held in administrative detention.

“I am very concerned about Allan’s health condition and we hold the government responsible for any further deterioration in his condition,” Hadash MK Yousef Jabareen told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

“We call on the government to release him immediately. Allan has been protesting his draconian administrative arrest and it is about time for him to be free with his family.”

Ta’al chairman and Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi voiced anger over the fact that the prisoner is being cuffed to his bed at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon. He described the situation as worrying and said that it could be resolved if Allan were released from administrative detention.

“What is the justification for cuffing someone who is sick, weak and on a hunger strike for 57 days,” he said, claiming that the only reason is “to humiliate him and crush his spirit.”

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