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Israel releases Palestinian prisoner weeks after ending hunger strike

The 32-year-old had remained in Israeli hospital after ending his protest as a result of the deterioration of his health.

Israeli occupation forces yesterday released Palestinian prisoner Kayed Fasfous two-week after reaching a deal to end his indefinate detainment in return for him ending his 131-day hunger strike.

The 32-year-old had remained in Israeli hospital after ending his protest as a result of the deterioration of his health. He had launched the strike in response to being held under administrative detention – without charge or trial – without any idea when he would be released.

He had been held under this detention policy for five years.

Video footage showed him in his hometown of Dura being pushed around on a wheelchair. Kayed had lost 45 kilogrammes during his hunger strike.

Israel currently detains some 4,650 Palestinians, including 34 women, 160 children, and about 500 administrative detainees.

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