A member of the Fatah Central Committee revealed Sunday that Israel was on the verge of signing an agreement with the Palestinian Prisoner's Association to end a months-long hunger strike.
Azam al-Ahmad indicated in an interview with Palestinian media outlet Ma’an that he arrived in Cairo under orders from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in order to reach an agreement over the issue of the prisoners. Included in the reported deal was the demand to cancel the policy of solitary confinement as well as granting visiting permits to the families of imprisoned Palestinians from Gaza.
Sources in the Palestinian Prisoner Association told Haaretz that the agreement formed by the Israel Prison Services will be presented to the group on Monday.
The sources also stated that the agreement will include three main clauses relating to administrative detention, solitary confinement and granting visiting permits to families from Gaza. more