Author : Ma'an news agency | Readings : 106 | Date : 2012-07-27
RAMALLAH - Palestinian prisoner Abdul Atheem Abdul al-Haq ended a hunger strike Friday after over 70 days without food, a Palestinian Authority official said.
Haq, 50, from Qasra village in Nablus, went on hunger strike for 75 days to support Palestinian political reconciliation, minister of prisoner affairs Issa Qaraqe said.
He was detained by Israeli forces in 2000 and sentenced to 33 years in prison. He had previously been detained five years in total.
Some 2,000 prisoners held an open hunger strike in April, before reaching a deal a month later which included allowing family visits for prisoners from the Gaza Strip and moving prisoners out of solitary confinement.
Prisoners say Israeli authorities have not kept all its terms, including renewing the administrative detention orders for prisoners and failing to improve living conditions.