Palestinian women shout slogans as they attend a protest in support of a hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner, Mohammed Allan, in the southern city of Ashkelon August 16, 2015. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Israel sees his hunger strike, which began more than 60 days ago, as a powerful challenge against "administrative detention," a practice that has drawn criticism from Palestinians and human rights groups but which Israel calls a security necessity.As the hearing got under way in Israel's highest court, the Justice Ministry said it would consider freeing Allan, 31, if he agreed to be exiled abroad for four years.Israel has not formally charged Allan with any crime but alleged that he was involved in "grave terrorism" on behalf of Islamic Jihad, which has threatened attacks against Israel if he dies.Israel said at the time they were too dangerous to be allowed to return to the West Bank or Gaza.
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