Israeli military prosecutors ordered Barzilai Hospital to not allow Muhammad Allan to exit the hospital on 23 August, despite the freezing of his administrative detention and the end of his hunger strike.

Allan’s health status has improved significantly in the last two days, reported Palestinian lawyer Karim Ajwa, though he will likely need a week to 10 days before consuming solid food. He is consuming liquids and medicine, and issued a video thanking God and all of his supporters, and in particular Palestinians in occupied Palestine ’48, for standing with him during the strike.

An Israeli guard is now located at the entrance to the hospital to prevent Allan from leaving and his family was informed that the security services must approve his transfer to another hospital.

Allan, 31, a Palestinian lawyer held without charge or trial since November 2014 under administrative detention, ended his 65-day hunger strike on 19 August after an Israeli Supreme Court decision that lifted his administrative detention order (but permits its reimposition). As noted by Addameer, the court decision reaffirms and accepts the practice of administrative detention – now being challenged by hunger strikers in Negev prison in the Naqab. Allan suffered severe damage to his health, including brain damage, several days in a coma, and damage to various organs as well as vitamin deficiencies and malnutrition during his strike, in which he consumed only water, rejecting vitamins and other supplements. He remains in intensive care at Barzilai Hospital in Asqelan.

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network reiterates that the Israeli state is fully responsible for the life and health of Muhammad Allan, and demands that it fully respect and implement his right to life and to freedom immediately.