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Palestinian prisoner Sami Janazreh suspends hunger strike for a week

May 11, 2016 1:05 P.M. (Updated: May 11, 2016 8:02 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Sami Janazreh announced on Wednesday that he would suspend his 70-day hunger strike for a week, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said.

In a statement, the group said that Janazreh would only absorb liquids during the coming seven days, as he decides on future steps to take based on ongoing investigations by Israeli intelligence.

Janazreh, 43, from al-Fawwar refugee camp near Hebron, has been on a hunger strike for more than two months in protest of his administrative detention -- a widely-condemned Israeli policy that allows for internment without charge or trial for three- or six-month intervals which can be renewed indefinitely.

PPS said that Janazreh’s decision occurred after the Israeli Supreme Court decided on Tuesday to postpone reviewing the Palestinian prisoner’s appeal until next week.

The hunger-striker pledged to continue with his strike if Israeli authorities decide to extend his administrative detention after the period declared by the court next week. 

According to the organization, Janazreh has been in serious medical condition due to his hunger strike, and now weighs only 47 kilograms.

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