Abbas Intervened to End Prisoners' Hunger Strike

(Ynet News) Elior Levy - PA President Abbas intervened directly in order to bring the Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike to a close, out of fear of significant provocations and demonstrations. The beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan was a significant motivator, given that prisoners would no longer be able to drink, which they had been doing. Israel had no objection to the PA financing one of the two family visits to prisoners per month since international law requires Israel to allow two such visits per month.

2017-05-29 00:00:00

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