Egypt Mediation Ends Palestinian Hunger Strike

May 14, 2012

Palestinian prisoners agreed to end a hunger strike in which some inmates refused food for more than two months after Israel committed to improve their conditions, Palestinian and Israeli officials said. The deal was worked out today through mediation by Egyptian officials working with Israeli and Palestinian envoys in Cairo, Issa Qaraqe, the Palestinian Authority’s minister of prisoner affairs, said in a phone interview.

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