A hearing in the legal proceedings against Palestinian hunger strike Samer Essawi
was delayed till May on Monday, after Essawi
told the court that he refused to recognize the authority of the military court.
Also Monday, Palestinian media reported that Israeli authorities have offered a deal to Essawi
, where he would end his hunger strike in exchange for a six-month sentence in Israeli jail. Israeli authorities would not confirm the report on Monday night.Essawi
is currently being hospitalized at the Kaplan medical center in Rehovot, due to his declining medical condition. A military judge from Ofer Prison came to the hospital to hold a hearing in Essawi
's case, but Essawi
reportedly refused to recognize the court.