After 141 days on hunger strike, release negotiated for Palestinian

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A Palestinian detained in administrative detention in Israel is to be released from jail next month, in a deal reached on Tuesday after he spent 141 days on hunger strike, according to his lawyer, Jawad Boulos. Hisham Abu Hawash is to be released on February 26 under the deal with the Israeli government. The Palestinian prisoners’ association also confirmed the agreed release, leading to celebrations outside the prisoner’s home in the southern West Bank when the news was announced. The ultra-right wing Israeli opposition politician Bezalel Smotrich, on other hand, condemned the agreement as a …

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