Israeli occupation frees detainee Maher Al-Akhras

Occupied Jerusalem (The Inside Palestine)_ After 103 days of hunger strike, Israel releases today Palestinian administrative detainee Maher al-Akhras, who arrived at hospital in this northern West Bank city for medical checkup before continuing to his hometown in Silat al-Dahr in the Jenin district.

Akhras, 49, went on hunger strike on July 27 after he was slammed with a four-month administrative detention order, demanding his release from prison.

Read More: BREAKING: Hunger-striking Palestinian detainee Maher Al-Akhras ends hunger strike

He refused to eat or drink for 103 days before Israel succumbed to his demand and agreed to release him after completing his detention period, which normally would have been extended indefinitely.

Source: Days of Palestine


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