Palestinian Prisoners End Mass Hunger Strike

Palestinian Prisoners End Mass Hunger Strike

Al Jazeera – Sixty-three Palestinian prisoners have suspended the hunger strike, which they have observed in Israeli jails since late April, one of their lawyers has said.

“The strikers, who have reached an agreement with the Israeli prison authorities, have decided to suspend their action with the approach of Ramadan,” lawyer Abu Snena said on Tuesday in reference to the Muslim month of fasting.

Details of the deal will be made public on Wednesday, he added. Most of the strikers involved are being held in “administrative detention”, a procedure which allows the indefinite detention of prisoners without charge.

The hunger strike was launched to denounce such detentions.

Sivan Weizman, of the Israel prisons service, said earlier this month that their hunger strike was the longest-ever staged by Palestinian prisoners.

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