1. PROTEST

    Palestinian Ends Hunger Strike

    Palestinians hold posters during a demonstration in solidarity with Islamic Jihad member Khader Adnan, who has been on hunger strike for two months, in the West Bank city of Nablus Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.  The Israeli Justice Ministry said Tuesday it has reached a deal to free Adnan on April 17 and that he has agreed to resume eating. Arabic text on posters reads "My dignity is more valuable than food."(AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

    Nasser Ishtayeh / AP Photo

    Israel has agreed to release detained Palestinian Khader Adnan without charging him as part of a deal to end his 66-day hunger strike, sources told Al Jazeera. Adnan had been detained by Israeli forces since Dec. 17 and was accused of being a spokesman for the Islamic Jihad. A banker by trade, Adnan was protesting his detention without trial when he set the record for the longest hunger strike by a Palestinian prisoner, which was previously set at 45 days in 1976. Adnan will serve out his administrative detention sentence, which lasts until April 17, and will then be released without charges.

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