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An end to hunger strike

Palestinian women hold pictures of imprisoned relatives at a protest supporting the hunger strikers, in Gaza City. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

Palestinian prisoners to end hunger strike
Sydney Morning Herald, 15 May 2012

Israel has signed an agreement with Palestinian militant groups ending a hunger strike by 1550 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. The group had been refusing food since April 17. The deal was reached through Egyptian mediation, the Palestinian militant groups and a prisoners’ support group said on Monday. An Israeli statement said simply: “In response to the request of Palestinian President Abbas, Israel has agreed to steps that have brought about the end of the hunger strike.”
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