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Palestinian political prisoners end hunger strike with victory

PALESTINIAN political prisoners Kayed Fasfous and Ayyad Hraimi vowed to continue the liberation struggle after their hunger strike ended in victory on Monday.

The pair have been held in administrative detention – without charges or trial – but suspended their action after a deal for their release was struck with Israeli prison authorities.

Mr Fasous, whose three brothers are also behind bars, will be released on December 14, his family reported. Fears had been raised over his health after 131 days without food.

Bethlehem-born Mr Hraimi will be released on March 4 2022, nearly one year after he was detained without charge or trial. The decision brings an end to his 60-day hunger strike.

The Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network paid tribute to their actions, saying they embodied “resistance and steadfastness” on the front line of struggle against the occupation.

“At the same time, it remains urgent to act to demand the liberation of their fellow long-term hunger strikers and all Palestinian prisoners in the jails of the occupation, imperialism and reactionary regimes,” it said in a statement.

Samidoun called for all supporters of Palestine to take action in support of those hunger strikers “confronting the system of Israeli oppression” while they remain in prison.

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