RAMALLAH, January 12, 2016 (WAFA) – The Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) Tuesday said prisoner Kifah Hattab suspended his open ended hunger strike which he began 50 days ago to demand being treated as a war prisoner.
PPS’s lawyer said in a press release that Hattab, who is currently being hospitalized at Afula Hospital, informed him about his intention to end his hunger strike after he was able to secure a deal with the Israeli prison authorities.
According to Hattab through his lawyer, the deal stipulates that the prison authorities meet all of Hattab’s demands, including being treated as a war prisoner.
Hattab is a Palestinian prisoner who has been sentenced to serve two life imprisonments. He launched several hunger strikes in the past three years in order to be recognized as a war prisoner.