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Palestinian Islamic Jihad announces end to hunger strike

Israeli officials are disputing the militant group's claim that prison authorities have met the Palestinians' demands.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group said Friday it was ending the collective hunger strike launched more than a week ago inside Israeli prisons after its demands were met. 

“The prisoners decided to suspend the hunger strike after they scored victory against the administration of the occupation prison authorities,” said Islamic Jihad official Tareq Ezaddin.

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