Palestinian prisoners to end hunger strike

Associated Press
In this Sunday, May 6, 2012 photo, Palestinian schoolgirls chant slogans during a protest in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel in the West Bank village of Kufr Rai near Jenin. According to Israel's Prison Service at least one-third of the 4,600 Palestinian prisoners in Israel began a collective hunger strike in mid-April 2012. The Arabic on the poster, center left, reads, "the strike will continue, Bilal Nabil Diab," on the poster left, "freedom to Bilal Diab, and all the prisoners." (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)

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Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike agreed a deal with Israel on May 14 to end their fast in return for an easing of their conditions, officials on both sides said. Most of the 1,550 prisoners had stopped eating for up to four weeks to demand better conditions.

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