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Hunger strike puts Israel under fire to curb detention without trial

An Israeli border guard patrols in the east Jerusalem Arab neighbourhood of Issawiya on August 19, 2015, during clashes with Palestinian stone-throwers following a demonstration in support of Mohammed AllanA Palestinian prisoner’s hunger strike has sparked new calls for Israel to curb its use of a form of detention without trial, with activists charging routine abuse of a measure aimed at preventing attacks. Mohammed Allan, 31, ended his hunger strike on Thursday after Israel’s top court suspended his administrative detention. The lawyer said to be a member of the militant group Islamic Jihad had been held since November and has reportedly vowed to resume fasting if the courts reinstate administrative detention against him.

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