Palestinians prisoners in Israel end 62-day hunger strike after deal

June 25, 2014 5:46 PM

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Palestinians prisoners in Israel end 62-day hunger strike after deal

RAMALLAH (Palestinian Territories): Dozens of Palestinian prisoners who had refused food for 62 days have suspended their hunger strike after reaching a deal with the Israel Prisons Service, their lawyer told AFP.

The prisoners began refusing food on April 24 in protest at being held by Israel without charge or trial under a controversial procedure called administrative detention, which can be indefinitely extended for years.

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