Wednesday, 26 Jan 2022

Palestinian prisoner ends hunger strike in deal with Israel

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A Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for over 140 days to protest being imprisoned without charge agreed on Tuesday to end his fast after Israel agreed to release next month, his lawyer said. Hisham Abu Hawash, a 40-year-old father of five, was among several Palestinians who have gone on hunger strike to protest being held under in administrative detention, a controversial measure that keeps prisoners detained for lengthy periods without charge. His lawyer, Jawad Boulos, said he agreed to end the hunger strike after Israel agreed to release him on February 26. Palestinians have…

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