Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Israel Imprisons Muhammad Allan Again

Israel Imprisons Muhammad Allan Again

by Stephen Lendman

Allan was imprisoned earlier uncharged and untried solely for political reasons, held indefinitely under lawless administrative detention. He committed no crimes, nor was he accused of any.

His heroic 66-day hunger strike left him close to death - and according to doctors, brain-damaged. After Israel’s High Court ordered his detention suspended, he remained hospitalized in Israel - then lawlessly rearrested on September 16 and again imprisoned.

According to Palestinian Prisoners Society head Qadura Fares, Israel reinstated his administrative detention - what he nearly gave his life for resisting.

Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri issued a statement, saying “Muhammad Allan, whose condition has improved, was arrested this morning by police at the hospital in Ashkelon.”

After being discharged to go home, his long ordeal continues. He now faces deplorable mistreatment in Ramla prison hospital, notorious for medical negligence, systematically denying proper treatment, willfully inflicting greater pain and suffering.

Allan faces indefinite administrative detention, uncharged and untried, forever if Israeli authorities order it. His only chance for justice may be hunger striking again until death.

His father wanted him transferred to a Nablus hospital near home - to continue his long struggle back to good health.

“My son told me that he doesn’t trust (Israelis), and if they break their promise to him, he will resume his hunger strike immediately," he said. 

He’ll likely begin straightaway. It was too much to hope that his long ordeal ended. It continues under a ruthless, racist, Arab-hating regime. 

Claiming Allan is a threat was Israel’s fabricated reason for imprisoning him, denying him due process to defend himself - like thousands of other Palestinian prisoners languishing in Israel’s gulag.

Maan News said he told his attorney: “Administrative detention returns us to slavery, and therefore I refuse to be a slave to anyone.”

“The truth is that I currently prefer hunger as long as freedom is the goal in the absence of law in Israeli courts. So, I found myself forced to fight this battle.” His long ordeal continues.

Separately, Netanyahu intends deploying IDF snipers with orders to use live fire against Palestinian youths and children stone-throwers - escalated police state violence, assuring greater state-sponsored murder than already.

“It has been decided to toughen the measures in many areas,” he said. “A modification of the rules of engagement will be examined as well as the establishment of a minimum penalty for those who throw stones.”

New rules include “significant fines,” lengthy prison sentences and shoot-to-kill orders, permitting indiscriminate murder, more criminality by a ruthless, rogue regime.

On Wednesday, Israeli forces assaulted Palestinian men, women and Al-Aqsa guards near the compound for the fourth straight day. Injured victims needed hospital treatment.

PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said “Israel is playing with fire. Clearly, Israel is deliberately creating and escalating a situation of instability, insecurity and violence, thereby incrementally assuring by force its power/security control in preparation for the total annexation and transformation of Al-Haram Al-Sharif.”

“By imposing its own version of its concept of the Temple Mount on the third most holiest Islamic site, Israel is not only provoking the Palestinians, but the entire Muslim world.”

“We call on the international community, including Arab countries and Muslim states, to intervene immediately before Israel succeeds in launching a global holy war.”

Extremist Israeli officials want a third Jewish temple replacing Al-Aqsa. They want Muslims excluded from their third holiest site. They want it exclusively for Jews.

World leaders are dismissive - one-sidedly supporting Israel’s worst crimes at the expense of fundamental Palestinian rights.

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