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Palestinian on hunger strike for 64 days regains consciousness and vows to continue his fast

  • FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 file photo, protestors hold up Palestinian flags and posters with pictures of Palestinian detainee and hunger striker Mohammed Allan during a protest in the Al Aqsa Mosque complex, in Jerusalem's Old City. Allan spent his college years as an activist, fighting for Palestinian rights as a member of the student wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group. Now, verging on death and shackled to a hospital bed, the man accused by Israel of affiliation with terrorists has put a spotlight on Israel’s controversial detention and force-feeding policies. Arabic reads "no to administrative detention" and calls for freedom for Allan. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 file photo, protestors hold up Palestinian flags and posters with pictures of Palestinian detainee and hunger striker Mohammed Allan during a protest in the Al Aqsa Mosque complex, in Jerusalem's Old City. Allan spent his college years as an activist, fighting for Palestinian rights as a member of the student wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group. Now, verging on death and shackled to a hospital bed, the man accused by Israel of affiliation with terrorists has put a spotlight on Israel’s controversial detention and force-feeding policies. Arabic reads "no to administrative detention" and calls for freedom for Allan. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 file photo, Palestinian girls, from left, Ghofran, Lane, and Mary stand next to a poster showing their uncle Mohammed Allan at the family house in the village of Einabus, near the West Bank city of Nablus. Allan spent his college years as an activist, fighting for Palestinian rights as a member of the student wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group. Now, verging on death and shackled to a hospital bed, the man accused by Israel of affiliation with terrorists has put a spotlight on Israel’s controversial detention and force-feeding policies. Arabic reads, "No to administrative detention." (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 file photo, Palestinian girls, from left, Ghofran, Lane, and Mary stand next to a poster showing their uncle Mohammed Allan at the family house in the village of Einabus, near the West Bank city of Nablus. Allan spent his college years as an activist, fighting for Palestinian rights as a member of the student wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group. Now, verging on death and shackled to a hospital bed, the man accused by Israel of affiliation with terrorists has put a spotlight on Israel’s controversial detention and force-feeding policies. Arabic reads, "No to administrative detention." (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Tuesday, August 11, 2015 file photo, Israeli Arab supporters of Mohammed Allan, a Palestinian prisoner on a hunger strike, hold signs during a rally outside Barzilai hospital, in the costal city of Ashkelon, Israel. Allan spent his college years as an activist, fighting for Palestinian rights as a member of the student wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group. Now, verging on death and shackled to a hospital bed, the man accused by Israel of affiliation with terrorists has put a spotlight on Israel’s controversial detention and force-feeding policies. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)

    In this Tuesday, August 11, 2015 file photo, Israeli Arab supporters of Mohammed Allan, a Palestinian prisoner on a hunger strike, hold signs during a rally outside Barzilai hospital, in the costal city of Ashkelon, Israel. Allan spent his college years as an activist, fighting for Palestinian rights as a member of the student wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group. Now, verging on death and shackled to a hospital bed, the man accused by Israel of affiliation with terrorists has put a spotlight on Israel’s controversial detention and force-feeding policies. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)  (The Associated Press)

A Palestinian detainee who slipped into unconsciousness last week after a two-month hunger strike has woken up and says he will continue his protest.

Lawyer Jawad Bullos said Mohammed Allan vowed to "hunger strike until he is freed" after he woke up Tuesday.

Allan is refusing medication but is accepting vital fluids and supplements until Israel's Supreme Court rules on his case Wednesday. Allan said he will stop drinking water if he is not released.

Allan began his strike 64 days ago to protest being held in administrative detention, a measure allowing authorities to hold suspects for months without charge.

Israel says he is being held for his activities in Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian militant group.