Palestinian detainee ends 111 days of hunger strike

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Palestinian administrative detainee in Israeli jails Khalil Awawdeh ended his 111-day-long hunger strike on Tuesday, after a verbal promise by Israeli authorities to release him without setting up a clear release date, said the Palestinian High Commission for Prisoners’ Affairs. Khalil Awawdeh, the 40-year-old father of four daughters, had been arrested five times in the past, three of which under the “administrative detention” system without charges or foreseeable release. Israeli forces arrested him again in September and placed him under administrative detention, after which he initiated an…

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