Palestinian Prisoners End Hunger Strike as Israel Agrees to Some Strike Demands

HeadlineMay 30, 2017
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More than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have ended their 40-day hunger strike, after Israeli authorities reportedly agreed to compromise on a slew of the prisoners’ demands. The Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network says up to 80 percent of the prisoners’ demands had been met, including increased family visitation rights, more access to telephones, more education for child prisoners and better ventilation in overcrowded prisons. Family members of prisoners celebrated the end of the hunger strike, which was declared on the eve of Ramadan.

Family member: “Thank God! A greeting to the prisoners in the holy month of Ramadan, the month of blessing. May God keep you healthy and make you stronger until you are free from the prison. Our prisoners, our lovers, we hope that you always stay well.”

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