Jerusalem prisoner ends hunger strike, family says
Published Sunday 01/09/2013 (updated) 01/09/2013 21:29
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for over three months ended his protest action this week.
Hussam Matar, 30, ended his strike action on Thursday, having refused food since June 1.
Matar's wife told Ma'an that Israel's prison authority had responded to some of the Jerusalem prisoner's demands, including reviewing his sentence and allowing private visits.
Matar, sentenced to life imprisonment, suffers from kidney and liver problems and has lost 33 kilograms since launching strike action.