Saturday, 27 May 2017

Hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners ends after 40 days

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners who held a hunger strike to demand better conditions in Israeli jails have agreed to end their protest after 40 days.
The decision was made after Israel reached a compromise with the Palestinian Authority and the Red Cross for the detainees to receive an additional family visit each month, according to the Israeli prison service.

The service said 834 prisoners had ended their protests.

The hunger strike sparked clashes between Israeli forces and hundreds of Palestinians who were supporting the prisoners.

Dozens were hurt in rioting in the West Bank and at the border of the Gaza Strip earlier this month.

SKY     News.