Palestinian prisoners end hunger strike | World news | The Guardian

Israel will end solitary confinement for all prisoners and allow around 400 prisoners from Gaza to receive family visits. It agreed to discuss improvements to prison conditions, such as access to televisions and telephone calls.Prisoners on administrative detention orders – Israels term for imprisonment without charge or trial, the key issue behind the hunger strike – will not have their terms renewed without fresh information or evidence being brought before a military judge.

In return, Palestinian prisoners’ leaders have “signed a commitment to completely halt terrorist activity inside Israeli prisons”, including recruitment, practical support, funding and co-ordination of operations, according to a statement released by the Israeli security agency, Shin Bet.

via Palestinian prisoners end hunger strike | World news | The Guardian.

So it’s a compromise. You win some you lose some. But have the Israelis the right to deny prisoners their fundamental human rights? Only time will tell if this has been a good deal for the Palestinians.

Meanwhile, we have called off our 24-hour solidarity fast in Bradford.

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About Karl Dallas

Former BBC and IRN presenter, presenter of jazz, classical, movie and talk shows on Bradford Community Broadcasting, editor and presenter of VideoCaroline, "the best TV over the Seven Seas".
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