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Israel to free Palestinian detainee as prisoners launch mass hunger strike

Headline Title:  Israel to free Palestinian detainee as prisoners launch mass hunger strike 17 April 2012 The expected release of Palestinian Khader Adnan after four months in Israeli custody without charge or trial coincides with a mass prisoner hunger strike which Amnesty International says demonstrates anger over administrative detention and prison conditions. Adnan, a 34-year old baker allegedly linked to Islamic Jihad, is due to be released in a deal between his lawyers and the Israeli authorities in February in which he agreed to end his 66-day hunger strike protesting at his…

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