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Abu Hawash suspends hunger strike after 141 days

He is to be released on February 26th later this year.

Jerusalem24 – The Lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club Jawad Boulos confirmed last night that detained hunger-striker Hisham Abu Hawash suspended his hunger strike.

Abu Hawash has been on hunger strike for 141 days in protest against his administrative detention by Israel without charge or trial.

In a statement released by the Prisoners’ Club, Boulos said that yesterday evening the full terms of the agreement were transferred to Abu Hawash at the Asaf Harofeh Hospital. He also added that Abu Hawash will be released on the twenty-sixth of next February.

Abu Hawash will remain in the hospital and will have his health condition monitored for rehabilitation until he regains his functions.

MK. Itamar Ben Gvir

Meanwhile, Israeli Member of Knesset Itamar Ben Gvir attempted to storm Abu Hawash’s room in the hospital after the announcement.

He arrived at the hospital with a group of other Israelis who entered the section where the Palestinian detainee is being held and tried to his family and supporters who came to celebrate.

Ben Gvir was confronted by the head of the Joint List, Ayman Odeh who was also present at the hospital. Ben Gvir told Odeh that he was terrorist and that the Israeli intelligence must kill Abu Hawash.

The vicinity of Abu Hawash’s room also witnessed skirmishes between his family and those in solidarity with him and the police force present to protect Ben Gvir, who grabbed a Palestinian flag that was raised by some activists.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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