Thirty-three-year-old Khader Adnan’s lawyer, Jawad Boulous, said that Adnan had ended his strike on Tuesday evening, but will still receive medical treatment due to his critical health condition.
The Palestinian had staged the protest action in condemnation of his unjustified detention, but agreed to stop his strike after the pledge on the part of Tel Aviv, said the zionist Israeli Justice Ministry.
“There is a deal under which Khader Adnan will stop his hunger strike. They will not extend his administrative detention and he will be freed on April 17,” the ministry said.
Issa Qaraqe, the acting Palestinian Minister of Prisoner Affairs, confirmed that Adnan would be released on the date.
However, human rights activists said the release — even if materialized — would not change Israel’s practice of ‘administrative detention,’ in line with which it detains suspects indefinitely without charge or trial.
Officials in Tel Aviv-occupied West Bank said Adnan’s hunger strike was the longest one to have been staged by a Palestinian detainee.
According to Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and prisoner advocacy groups, there are currently over 6000 Palestinian prisoners, including legislators, in Israeli jails, many of whom have been rounded up without charge or trial. Independent sources put the number of the inmates at 11,000.