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Palestinian prisoner ends hunger strike after making deal with Israeli authorities

November 8, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A Palestinian detainee held by Israel has ended a hunger strike lasting more than 100 days, after Israeli authorities agreed he would be freed at the end of the month and his administrative detention order would not be renewed, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Club, a Ramallah-based non-governmental organization that looks after the interests of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.

Jerusalem (CNN)A Palestinian detainee held by Israel has ended a hunger strike lasting more than 100 days, after Israeli authorities agreed he would be freed at the end of the month and his administrative detention order would not be renewed, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Club, a Ramallah-based non-governmental organization that looks after the interests of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.

Al-Akhras told CNN he began his action in July in an effort to highlight Israel's use of administrative detention, which allows authorities to detain people indefinitely -- without pressing charges or presenting evidence -- if they believe there is an imminent security threat.

Al-Akhras, who has been in hospital for weeks due to the effects of the hunger strike, will see out the remainder of his detention receiving medical treatment, according to both the Palestinian Prisoners Club and the Israeli security official speaking to CNN.

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