Palestinian to End Hunger Strike After Israel Agrees to Free Him by May

February 26, 2016 2:03 PM

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Palestinian to End Hunger Strike After Israel Agrees to Free Him by May

RAMALLAH, West Bank — A Palestinian man who has been on a hunger strike for over 90 days to protest his indefinite incarceration by Israel without known charges agreed on Friday to end his fast, his lawyer said, after a deal was reached to release him by late May.

The man, Mohammad al-Qeeq, 33, a correspondent for a regional Arabic-language television network, is the most recent of several Palestinians who have gone on hunger strike in response to administrative detention, a contentious tactic that allows the authorities in Israeli to detain people for renewa...

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