Israel seeks deal with Palestinian hunger strikers

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    Israel's prison service has offered to ease restrictions on Palestinian prisoners in a bid to end a mass hunger strike that has left several detainees close to death, sources told AFP on Thursday.

    Just under 1,600 Palestinian prisoners are currently refusing food in a wide-ranging protest against solitary confinement, detention without charge and restrictions on family visits, education and various privileges.

    The strike has drawn international attention, with the European Union and United Nations expressing concern. Two of those protesting, Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahla, marked their 72nd day without food on Thursday.

    The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the IPS appeared to have "agreed to allow visits for families from Gaza," and to revoke a range of restrictions on prisoners, including a ban on education and various privileges.

    And she added that an agreement on moving prisoners out of solitary confinement was also on the table.

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    The pestilinian drama queens are on a hunger strike while the Israelis are researching a cure for cancer.

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