Report: Egypt mediating negotiations to end hunger strike

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May 12, 2012 14:40

 
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Egypt is mediating negotiations between Israel and Palestinian officials in a perspective deal to end a mass hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli prisons, Palestinian Authority Prisoners Affairs Minister Issa Qaraqe said on Saturday.

A comprehensive deal to end the hunger strike, which over 1,400 prisoners are participating in, is being discussed by the parties, Qaraqe told Palestinian news agency Ma'an.

Among the issues being discussed are an end to the practice of imprisoning Palestinians under administrative detention, restoring privileges for families of prisoners from the Gaza Strip and moving prisoners out of solitary confinement, according to the report.

Although the government parties are conducting negotiations, representatives of the prisoners themselves would need to agree to a deal before the hunger strike is ended, the PA minister said, according to the report.

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