[Pnews] Hunger Striking Palestinian Political Prisoner Muhammad Allan rejects attempt to forcibly deport him from Palestine
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Mon Aug 17 11:14:49 EDT 2015
Take Action: Muhammad Allan rejects attempt to forcibly deport him
from Palestine as Supreme Court considers case
samidoun - August 17,2 2015
Muhammad Allan’s lawyer, Jamal al-Khatib rejected an Israeli military
proposal to release the detained lawyer by forcibly deporting him from
Palestine for four years on 17 August. Allan is currently in a coma in
Barzilai hospital in Ashkelon after 63 days of hunger strike. He is held
in administrative detention without charge or trial.
Today, the Israeli Supreme Court heard arguments filed by al-Khatib and
human rights organization Adalah, urging Allan’s immediate release on
medical grounds. The Supreme Court postponed its decision until
Wednesday, saying that it needed to study the medical file.
This is the second such offer directed at Allan; both proposals have
carried extreme penalties – this, 4 years of forcible displacement, and
the prior, 2 years of imprisonment under administrative detention –
despite the fact that Allan has been charged with nothing, and no
evidence has been presented against him. Both proposals in fact violate
the Fourth Geneva Convention, clearly using administrative detention in
a non-emergent context and threatening to forcibly displace a person
from occupied territory.
As the Supreme Court considers Allan’s case, Barzilai Hospital has
announced <https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=767094> that it is
planning to reduce the sedation and anesthesia being administered to
Allan, which would allow him to regain consciousness. Ma’an News
reported that the decision would “depend on his medical condition.”
After Allan fell into a coma on Friday morning, his lawyers have
repeatedly charged the medical center with keeping him under sedation in
order to administer salts and fluids intravenously without his consent.
Palestinian medical sources have become increasingly concerned that
important facts about his condition are being hidden after doctor Hani
Abdeen was denied access to Allan yesterday
after previous consent was obtained for the visit and examination.
*Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network reiterates its call
for the broadest international action to free Muhammed Allan and his
fellow Palestinian prisoners and prevent his torture through
force-feeding. Events are upcoming in New York
and other cities and it is critical that people around the world make
their voices heard to hold the Israeli state accountable for the life of
Muhammed Allan and release him instantly.*
*The imprisonment and torture of Allan is part and parcel of the Israeli
colonial policy of the mass imprisonment of Palestinians, the attack on
the rights of Palestinian prisoners won by long struggle of the
Palestinian prisoners’ movement, and the attack on Palestinian existence
everywhere in Palestine: the denial of Palestinian refugees’ right to
return, land confiscation, home demolitions, ethnic cleansing, siege,
apartheid, occupation and settler-colonialism.*
*Muhammed Allan’s situation is an emergency that requires mobilization
and action by all, including the escalation of Boycott, Divestment and
Sanctions against Israel on all levels: economic, military, cultural,
academic, as urged by the Palestinian prisoners’ movement.*
*Take Action: Demand freedom – not force feeding – for Muhammad Allan!*
*1. Sign on: Send a letter demanding Allan’s freedom,*
and that he not be force-fed. Israeli officials must hear the voice of
the world demanding that this threat of torture be stopped, and that
Allan, imprisoned without charge or trial, be freed.
*2. Protest at the Israeli consulate or embassy in your area.
<http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/israel>* Bring posters and
flyers about administrative detention and Palestinian hunger
strikers and hold a protest, or join a protest with this important
information. Hold a community event or discussion, or include this issue
in your next event about Palestine and social justice. Please email us
at samidoun at samidoun.net <mailto:samidoun at samidoun.net> to inform us of
your action – we will publicize and share news with the prisoners.
*3. Boycott, Divest and Sanction.* Hold Israel accountable for its
violations of international law. Don’t buy Israeli goods, and campaign
to end investments in corporations that profit from the occupation. G4S,
a global security corporation,
is heavily involved in providing services to Israeli prisons that jail
Palestinian political prisoners – there is a global call to boycott it
<http://www.bdsmovement.net/activecamps/g4s>. *Palestinian political
prisoners have issued a specific call urging action on G4S*.
Learn more about BDS at bdsmovement.net <http://bdsmovement.net/>.
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