Israel frees Palestinian who waged 103-day hunger strike

Israel on Thursday released a Palestinian who waged a 103-day hunger strike to protest Israeli rules allowing his detention without charge, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club said.

Maher al-Akhras, arrested over alleged membership of a militia group, was transferred from a Tel Aviv hospital to Nablus’s Al-Najah University Hospital in the occupied West Bank, the prisoners’ rights group said in a statement.

A decision on releasing him to return home will follow “a medical assessment of his condition”, Al-Najah hospital medical director Abdul-Karim Al-Barqawi said.

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