Maazouze Allan, the mother of Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Allan who is held by Israel without trial and who is on a long-term hunger strike, reacts outside his room following a visit to the Barzilai Medical Center in the Israeli city of Ashkelon on Aug. 20, 2015. Allan regained consciousness earlier in the day following a medically induced coma as debate raged over a decision by Israel's top court to suspend his detention without trial. Israeli prosecutors told the court they would release him if he were found to have irreversible brain damage, but the ruling left open the question of what would happen if or when his health improves.
Maazouze Allan, the mother of Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Allan who is held by Israel without trial and who is on a long-term hunger strike, reacts outside his room following a visit to the Barzilai Medical Center in the Israeli city of Ashkelon on Aug. 20, 2015. Allan regained consciousness earlier in the day following a medically induced coma as debate raged over a decision by Israel's top court to suspend his detention without trial. Israeli prosecutors told the court they would release him if he were found to have irreversible brain damage, but the ruling left open the question of what would happen if or when his health improves. AHMAD GHARABLI AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Maazouze Allan, the mother of Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Allan who is held by Israel without trial and who is on a long-term hunger strike, reacts outside his room following a visit to the Barzilai Medical Center in the Israeli city of Ashkelon on Aug. 20, 2015. Allan regained consciousness earlier in the day following a medically induced coma as debate raged over a decision by Israel's top court to suspend his detention without trial. Israeli prosecutors told the court they would release him if he were found to have irreversible brain damage, but the ruling left open the question of what would happen if or when his health improves. AHMAD GHARABLI AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Hunger striker released in Israel after doctors suspect brain damage

August 20, 2015 10:30 AM