Palestinian prisoner secures release, ends hunger strike after 141 days

Palestinian prisoner secures release, ends hunger strike after 141 days

Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawwash, who has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 141 consecutive days, has suspended his strike after an agreement was reached on his release from Israeli captivity, according to official Palestinian sources.

The Palestinian Authority (PA)’s Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs said in a statement that Abu Hawwash, who had been on his 141st day of hunger strike in protest against his detention without charge, ended the strike on Tuesday following an agreement under which he would be freed on February 26.

“The agreement stipulates the release of Abu Hawash on February 26 without any extension, as well as the termination of his treatment in Israeli hospitals until his release,” the statement underlined.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS)’s attorney, Jawad Boulos, also confirmed that an agreement had been reached and the 40-year-old Palestinian inmate had terminated his open-ended hunger strike after 141 days in a row.



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