Jailed Palestinian agrees to end hunger strike

RAMALLAH – An Islamic Jihad leader jailed by Israel has agreed to end a 56-day hunger strike in exchange for a pledge that he would go free next month, a Palestinian official said on Monday. Khader Adnan’s strike had galvanised Palestinians behind a “battle of empty stomachs” against Israeli administrative detentions, and both sides had feared the threat of him dying could hurt a shaky Gaza truce or lead to an upsurge in violence.

Qadoura Fares, chairman of the Palestinian Prisoners Club that defends inmates in Israeli jails, told Reuters on Monday “a deal has been reached” for Adnan to end his hunger strike and Israel would then free him on July 12.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4673889,00.html

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *