Palestinians galvanised by Hisham Abu Hawash’s hunger strike

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After 141 days on hunger strike, Israel finally decided to free Hisham Abu Hawash. The 40-year-old Palestinian detainee, who was arrested in October 2020 and detained without trial or charge ever since, began his protest action in August. In the week before his release deal was agreed between Israeli authorities and his lawyer, protests broke out across the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem in support of Abu Hawash. By the hundreds, Palestinians in different cities and towns took to the streets and clashed with Israeli forces, in what activists on the ground considered to be the beginning of a wa…

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