Longstanding Times editorial policy one-sidedly supports Israel’s worst crimes
Previous articles discussed hunger striker Muhammad Allan – a heroic young Palestinian lawyer extrajudicially imprisoned indefinitely uncharged and untried because he committed no crimes.
The Times mocked him saying his “refusal to eat puts Israel in a bind.” It ignored his outrageous mistreatment and plight of an entire persecuted population.
Thousands of other Palestinian political prisoners languish in Israel’s gulag unjustly under hellish conditions. New victims join them daily.
Militarized Israeli occupation controls virtually all aspects of Palestinians’ lives – systematically denying them fundamental human and civil rights mandated under international law, incarcerating, brutalizing and murdering them unaccountably.
Allen’s hunger strike exceeding two months made him a worldwide iconic figure – a symbol of an entire population struggling to live free on their own land in their own country, what everyone deserves everywhere with universal support.
On Friday, he lapsed into coma. Yesterday he regained consciousness – vowing to continue hunger striking for justice until death if not achieved.
The Palestinian Prisoners Society said he “declared in front of his doctors that if there is not any solution to his case within 24 hours, he will ask for all (intravenous) treatment to stop and will stop drinking water.”
His heroic struggle for justice is in its 65th day. Through his lawyer, Jamil al-Khatib, he categorically refused Israel’s offer to release him on condition of accepting four years of forced exile – an outrageous proposal demanding rejection.
On Monday, Israel’s Supreme…