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Palestinian prisoner ends hunger strike after reaching deal with Israel

April 4, 2017 at 3:54 am

A Palestinian woman holds national flag during a protest, outside of a prison in West Bank,to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails on July 16 2014 [Shadi Hatem/Apaimages]

After going 23 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Mahmoud Ali Saada ended his hunger strike in Israeli prison when an Israeli military court extended his detention by seven more days, after which Saada will either be released or indicted, according to a statement from the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Maan News reported.

Read: Palestinians continue hunger strike over administrative detention

The 41-year-old, a resident of Huwwara in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, launched his hunger strike inside Jalama detention center in protest of being held without trial or charge under Israel’s widely condemned policy of administrative detention.

Saadah was detained on 16 February, 2017, and was undergoing “daily interrogations” while being held in Jalama, PPS lawyer Saleh Ayoub told Ma’an two weeks ago.