Official: Palestinian inmates agree to end hunger strike

GAZA - Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails agreed on Monday to end a mass hunger strike under the terms of a deal brokered by Egypt, an official close to the talks told Reuters.
Some 1,600 prisoners, a third of the 4,800 Palestinians held by Israel, have been refusing food since April 17 in a protest that has challenged Israel's policy of detention without trial and put the spotlight on jail conditions.
"Palestinian prisoners just signed the Egyptian drafted deal in which Israel met their demands," the official told Reuters.
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