Israeli security officials confirmed late Sunday evening Palestinian reports that they were working toward an arrangement that would end a hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.

The officials stressed, however, that a deal had not yet been reached.

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Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad was quoted by the Palestinian news agency Ma'an as saying, "We are expecting at any moment that an agreement with the Israeli side will be signed in which the prisoners’ demands will be implemented, in particular the end of solitary confinement and improving the situation of the prisoners and allowing family visits."

"The agreement is in its last stages," he added.

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