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Palestinian detainee ends hunger strike, expects release

Aug. 31, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian detainee held by Israel without charge or trial said Wednesday that he is ending his nearly six-month hunger strike after reaching an agreement that will see him released in October. Lawyers and physicians had warned that the Khalil Awawdeh, a...

Palestinian Authority says detainee held by Israel will suspend his nearly 6-month hunger strike in deal for release

Aug. 31, 2022 13:41 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian Authority says detainee held by Israel will suspend his nearly 6-month hunger strike in deal for release.

Israeli Supreme Court rejects hunger striker's petition

Aug. 30, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a petition for the release of a Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for nearly six months and whose lawyer says is in danger of “sudden death.” Khalil Awawdeh is protesting being held by Israel in what's...

Palestinian striker held by Israel in critical condition

Aug. 22, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian hunger striker held by Israel is in critical condition and could die at any moment from a range of maladies, a doctor who has examined him said Monday, after the country’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal to release the man. Khalil Awadeh, 40, has...

Officials release Beirut gunman after bank drops charges

Aug. 16, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s state prosecutor on Tuesday released a man who took up to 10 people hostage in a bank at gunpoint while demanding funds from his locked savings account. In a case that has drawn nationwide attention, food delivery driver Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein, 42,...

Palestinian hunger striker to appeal to Israel's high court

Aug. 16, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The lawyer for a Palestinian prisoner said Tuesday that her client will appeal his case to Israel’s Supreme Court as he continues what his family says is a 165-day hunger strike against his detention. Also Tuesday, an Israeli military court extended the sentence...

Israel rejects appeal to release Palestinian hunger striker

Aug. 15, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military court on Monday rejected an appeal for release by a Palestinian prisoner whose health is deteriorating as he continues a 165-day hunger strike to protest being held without charge or trial, his lawyer said. Khalil Awawdeh is one of several...

Death toll from weekend Israel-Gaza fighting rises to 48

Aug. 11, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Palestinian death toll from last weekend's fighting between Israel and Gaza militants rose to 48 Thursday after an 11-year-old girl and a man died from wounds they suffered during the worst cross-border violence in over a year. Meanwhile, two...

Israel-Gaza truce shines light on Palestinian hunger striker

Aug. 09, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

IDNA, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian hunger striker who his family says has refused food for the past 160 days and is wasting away in an Israeli jailhouse infirmary has suddenly been thrust into the center of efforts to firm up a Gaza cease-fire. Khalil Awawdeh is in the spotlight...

Nicaragua's government shutters 6 church radio stations

Aug. 01, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaraguan authorities ordered the closure of six radio stations belonging to the Roman Catholic Church on Monday and surrounded one with riot police, church officials said. Rev. Rolando Álvarez, the bishop of the northern province of Matagalpa, said during Mass...