[Pnews] Israeli occupation forces re-arrest former Palestinian political prisoner Muhammad Allan as he leaves hospital

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    Take Action: Palestinian hunger striker Muhammad Allan re-arrested
    as he leaves hospital
    <http://samidoun.net/2015/09/take-action-palestinian-hunger-striker-muhammad-allan-re-arrested-as-he-leaves-hospital/>

by samidoun <http://samidoun.net/?author=1>

September 16, 2015
*http://samidoun.net/2015/09/take-action-palestinian-hunger-striker-muhammad-allan-re-arrested-as-he-leaves-hospital/*

Israeli occupation forces re-arrested former Palestinian prisoner 
Muhammad Allan 
<http://samidoun.net/2015/09/muhammad-allan-threatens-to-resume-hunger-strike-if-denied-transfer-to-nablus-hospital/> 
today, 16 September, as he left Barzilai Hospital in Asqelan. Allan was 
allowed to leave the hospital by the hospital administration, and was 
immediately arrested; he had pledged to re-start his open hunger strike 
two days ago if he is not permitted to be transferred to Najah hospital 
in Nablus. *Take action to demand his immediate release. 
<mailbox:///C:/Users/claude/AppData/Roaming/Thunderbird/Profiles/0a7etuuf.default/Mail/mail.freedomarchives.org/Inbox?number=2524602663#action>*

Allan waged a 65-day hunger strike in protest of his administrative 
detention without charge or trial, which ended in August after an 
Israeli Supreme Court decision which suspended his detention on the 
basis of the deterioration of his medical condition, but left intact the 
structure of administrative detention. There are currently 7 Palestinian 
prisoners on hunger strike in the "Battle of Breaking the Chains 
<http://samidoun.net/2015/09/battle-of-breaking-the-chains-25-days-of-hunger-strike-for-palestinian-prisoners/>," 
demanding an end to the policy of administrative detention: Nidal Abu 
Aker, Ghassan Zawahreh, Shadi Ma'ali, Munir Abu Sharar, Badr al-Ruzza, 
Bilal Daoud Saifi and Suleiman Skafi. The five who initiated the strike 
have now been on hunger strike for 27 days. All have been isolated from 
their fellow prisoners 
<http://samidoun.net/2015/09/the-battle-of-breaking-the-chains-towards-the-freedom-of-palestine-and-palestinians-by-reham-alhelsi/>, 
are being denied necessary medications, and there is a black-out imposed 
on their health situation.

*Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges the immediate 
release of Muhammad Allan, clearly an attempt to reverse the achievement 
of his hunger strike and re-impose the injustice of administrative 
detention just as a number of prisoners are deeply engaged in an open 
hunger strike to demand an end to the policy.*

*Take Action:*

*1. Sign on: Send a letter demanding Allan’s immediate release, and that 
of all administrative detainees 
<mailbox:///C:/Users/claude/AppData/Roaming/Thunderbird/Profiles/0a7etuuf.default/Mail/mail.freedomarchives.org/Inbox?number=2524602663#letter>*, 
especially the hunger strikers. Israeli officials must hear the voice of 
the world demanding that the policy of administrative detention must 
come to an end.

*2. Sign on to this statement in support of the prisoners’ demand to End 
Administrative Detention. <http://bit.ly/EndAdministrativeDetention> 
*Organizational and individual endorsements are welcome – and 
organizational endorsements particularly critical – in support of the 
prisoners’ demands and their actions. *Click here to sign or sign 
below:http://bit.ly/EndAdministrativeDetention*

*3 Send a solidarity statement. *The support of people around the world 
helps to inform people about the struggle of Palestinian prisoners. It 
is a morale booster and helps to build political solidarity. Please send 
your solidarity statements to samidoun at samidoun.net 
<mailto:samidoun at samidoun.net>. They will be published and sent directly 
to the prisoners.

*4. Hold a solidarity one-day hunger strike in your area. *Gather in a 
tent or central area, bring materials about Palestinian prisoners and 
hold a one-day solidarity strike to raise awareness and provide support 
for the struggle of the prisoners and the Palestinian cause. 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.

*5. Protest at the Israeli consulate or embassy in your area.*  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.

*6. Contact political officials in your country – members of Parliament 
or Congress, or the Ministry/Department of Foreign Affairs or State* – 
and demand that they cut aid and relations with Israel on the basis of 
its apartheid practices, its practice of colonialism, and its numerous 
violations of Palestinian rights including the systematic practice of 
administrative detention. Demand they pressure Israel to free the hunger 
strikers and end administrative detention.

*7. 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, 
<http://samidoun.net/2015/08/stop-g4s-a-call-to-the-global-boycott-movement-from-palestinian-political-prisoners/> 
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*. 
<http://samidoun.net/2015/08/stop-g4s-a-call-to-the-global-boycott-movement-from-palestinian-political-prisoners/> 
Learn more about BDS at bdsmovement.net <http://bdsmovement.net/>.

*Letter Text:*
To Brigadier General Dani Afroni, Military Judge Advocate General and 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu;

I write today to demand the immediate release of Palestinian hunger 
striker Muhammad Allan, arrested this morning as he left Barzilai 
Hospital after his detention was ended. His 65-day hunger strike 
achieved the end of his imprisonment without charge or trial. His 
unjustified imprisonment highlighted Israel's unlawful and abusive 
detention policy before the world, and the international rejection of 
Israeli administrative detention cannot be silenced by rearresting this 
Palestinian lawyer.

I also demand the end of the use of administrative detention. There are 
currently 7 Palestinian prisoners in administrative detention without 
charge or trial - Nidal Abu Aker, Ghassan Zawahreh, Shadi Ma'ali, Munir 
Abu Sharar, Badr Al-Ruzza, Bilal Daoud Saifi and Suleiman Skafi - hunger 
striking since August 20 to demand an end to this illegal and unjust policy.

Dozens of Palestinian administrative detainees are boycotting the 
military courts that produce these arbitrary sentences with no charge 
and no trial. I join their call to end this detention.

The life and health of all of the hunger strikers - and of Allan, whose 
health was nearly destroyed at the behest of the Israeli military and 
its continued unjust imprisonment - is precious to me and to people 
around the world. The eyes of the world are on these case, and the 
government of Israel is fully responsible for the hunger strikers' 
health and lives.

Administrative detention violates the right to a fair trial as 
recognized in the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights. 
It is a practice that is used to silence Palestinians without ever 
exposing the reality of such actions to the light of day - even in the 
rigged military court systems.

Allan must be released immediately and without condition and transferred 
to Najah hospital in Nablus, along with the release of Nidal Abu Aker, 
Ghassan Zawahreh, Shadi Ma'ali, Munir Abu Sharar, Badr Al-Ruzza, Bilal 
Daoud Saifi and Suleiman Skafi and all of their fellow administrative 
detainees.

Sincerely,

-- 
Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415 
863.9977 www.freedomarchives.org
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