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Palestinian detainee ends 67-day hunger strike


RAMALLAH, Sunday, September 22, 2019 (WAFA) – Palestinian hunger striking detainee in Israeli jails, Sultan Khlouf, ended today his hunger strike which lasted for 67 days, in protest of his detention without a charge or trial.

Khlouf‘s wife told WAFA that her husband‘s decision to end his hunger strike came after an Israeli court ruled to release him on the 15th of December this year.

Last week, the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission said Khlouf had entered a critical stage as a result of his hunger strike, and that he was suffering from brain dysfunction, severe mouth sores, vision impairment, pain throughout his body, and significant weight loss.

Several prisoners started earlier this month an open-ended hunger strike in protest against Israel‘s installation of jamming devices in the prisons, which they fear cause cancer, and demanding better conditions mainly for women prisoners.

Several Palestinians held in administrative detention without charge or trial for long periods of time are also observing hunger strike demanding an end to their incarceration.




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