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Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash to end hunger strike, attorneys say

Palestinian hunger-striker Hisham Abu Hawash will end his hunger strike in the coming hours after 141 days, according to his attorneys.

Lawyer Khaled Mahajneh, part of the team representing Abu Hawash, says that Israel has agreed not to renew his administrative detention. He is set to be released on February 26.

Abu Hawash has been held in Israel without charges since October 2020.

According to the Shin Bet, Abu Hawash is an Islamic Jihad member involved in terror activity. He was previously imprisoned for aiding other Palestinians who committed attacks on Israeli soldiers.

The Shin Bet did not immediately comment.

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