Palestine, Israel Hunger Strike Deal reached end
Published Monday, 14 May 2012 18:22 | Written by Amwal Al Ghad
The Palestinian Minister for Prisoner Affairs has said a deal has been reached with Israel to end a weeks-long hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.
Issa Qaraqe said the Palestinian prisoners signed the deal on Monday afternoon at an Israeli prison in Ashkelon.
He did not have details of the deal, and Israeli officials had no immediate comment.
About 2,000 prisoners held by Israel have been on a hunger strike since mid-April, demanding better conditions.
A handful of prisoners have been refusing food for as long as 77 days, and are said to be in a critical condition, according to Al-Jazeera.