Sunday, May 28, 2017

Mass Palestinian Hunger Strike Ends

After forty days a mass hunger strike by 1,187 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails has ended,
More than 1,000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails ended a mass hunger strike against detention conditions. 
Israeli officials said the move - at the start of the holy month of Ramadan - came after an agreement to allow two family visits per month, not just one. 
The action was led by Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian leader jailed by Israel for life for five murders. 
Barghouti has been touted as a possible future successor to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. 
Some 1,187 detainees observed the strike, according to Israel's prison service. (BBC News, May 27, 2017.)
May peace soon come to the Holy Land.

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