Representatives of Palestinian prisoners from Israel and the prison Monday, May 14 signed an agreement to lift the hunger strike of more than a thousand Palestinian prisoners, sources said. This agreement was reached through Egyptian mediation is there an official source close to negotiations.
Representatives of Palestinian prisoners Israel had begun Monday, May 14 consultations on a draft agreement to end their hunger strike. According to the draft agreement so mentioned by the sources, Israel would release the "administrative detainees", according to a senior Fatah official. According to a Palestinian official in Cairo now, auvait Israel also agreed to allow the visit of new families of prisoners from the Gaza Strip. These visits have been suspended after removal of the Franco-Israeli soldier in 2006 by Palestinian militants. The Israeli prison administration had however declined to comment.
Between one third and about half of the approximately 4,700 Palestinian prisoners in Israel (including nearly 310 in administrative detention) were on hunger strike, including seven for over a month and a half, according to prison officials, Palestinian sources and humanitarian organizations. They demanded the abolition of solitary confinement and administrative detention, which allows detention without charge or trial for periods of six months renewable indefinitely, as well as visits to prisoners from Gaza.