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مراسل سكاينيوز: الأسير الفلسطيني سامرالعيساوي يعلق إضرابه عن الطعام بعد التوصل إلى صفقة للإفراج عنه

Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi to end hunger strike

Israel says it has reached a deal with a Palestinian prisoner to end a hunger strike in return for a reduction in the amount of time he faces in jail.Under the agreement, Samer Issawi will be released at the end of the year.Issawi had faced the prospect of serving an entire 26-year sentence originally imposed in 2002.

Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi ended his eight-month hunger strike today after Israeli authorities conceded his early release.Mr Issawi began refusing food in August in protest over his re-arrest last July.His strike became a rallying cry for Palestinians who saw the 33-year-old Jerusalem man as a symbol of their struggle against Israel.


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