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Palestinian prisoner ends 6 months hunger strike following release deal

Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh ended a hunger strike lasting more than 170 days on Wednesday, after Israel agreed to his release in October, his lawyer and the PLO’s Commission For Prisoners Affairs have said.

Awawdeh, 40, started the hunger strike shortly after his arrest in December 2021, in protest of being held in Israel without charge or trial, a practice known as “administrative detention”.

Source: Aljazeera