Palestinian prisoner Mohammad Allan, who has been on a two-month hunger strike, emerged from a coma Tuesday but pledged to resume fasting if the Zionist entity did not resolve his case within 24 hours.
Allan, 31, “declared in front of his doctors that if there is not any solution to his case within 24 hours he will ask for all treatment to stop and will stop drinking water,” the Palestinian Prisoners Club said in a statement.
Allan went on hunger strike in protest at his internment under administrative detention, which allows people to be held without charge for six-month intervals that can be renewed indefinitely. He has been in custody since November 2014.
Allan has been on hunger strike on June 18, taking only water. He fell into a coma last Thursday night.
Doctors have since been intravenously giving him water, vitamins and salts and he was connected to a respirator.
The prisoners club said that after regaining consciousness Allan “has agreed after detailed explanations about his condition situation to take some supplements for 24 hours while he waits for a resolution to his case”.
Lawyer Jamil al-Khatib told AFP after visiting his client in hospital that Allan appeared determined to go all the way, although there was still hope the judiciary would find a solution.
Israel’s High Court will on Wednesday continue hearing a petition by Allan’s lawyers calling for his release on medical grounds.
At a hearing on Monday, one of the doctors treating Allan said that if he were to resume his hunger strike he was likely to go into a fatal decline.
The Israeli justice ministry released a statement ahead of Monday’s hearing that included an offer to free Allan, a lawyer from the northern West Bank town of Einabus, “if he agrees to go abroad for a period of four years”.
His legal team immediately dismissed the proposal.