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Prominent Palestinian hunger striker dies in Israeli custody – The Denver Post

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By ISABEL DEBRE and ILAN BEN ZION (Associated Press)

JERUSALEM (AP) — A high-profile Palestinian prisoner died in Israeli custody on Tuesday after a hunger strike of nearly three months, Israel’s prison service announced. His death set off protests in the West Bank and a round of cross-border fighting between Gaza militants and the Israeli military.

Late Tuesday, the Israeli military said it had started airstrikes on Gaza targets, in response to earlier rocket salvos from the coastal strip, run by the militant Hamas group. There was no immediate word on casualties or damage. After a brief pause, the aerial bombardment and rocket fire resumed at dawn Wednesday.

The death of Khader Adnan has also drawn attention to the tactic of hunger strikes — used by prisoners around the world…

The Associated Press

2023-05-02 20:42:02

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