Palestinian inmates agree to end hunger strike




 
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Palestinian inmates agree to end hunger strike
 
May 15th, 2012  
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Palestinian inmates agree to end hunger strike
GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails agreed on Monday to an Egyptian-brokered deal aimed at ending a mass hunger strike that challenged Israel's policy of detention without trial and raised fears of a bloody Palestinian backlash if any protesters died. Most of some 1,600 prisoners, a third of the 4,800 Palestinians in Israeli jails, began refusing food on April 17 although a few had been fasting much longer - up to 77 days. ...




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