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Palestinian detainees take on Israel with hunger strike

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — Inspired by Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, who pressured Israel with a 66-day hunger strike, a growing number of his fellow detainees are launching similar protests. The tactic appears to be spreading among the thousands of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons, who see themselves battling for their…

Palestinian hunger striker to petition top Israel court

JERUSALEM — The lawyer for an interned Palestinian who has been on hunger strike for 59 days said on Tuesday that he would ask Israel’s supreme court to overturn a military order imprisoning his client without trial. Attorney Jawad Bulus said he would file an urgent request to the Jewish…

Israel names 477 prisoners to go free in Shalit deal

JERUSALEM — Israel on Sunday released a list of 477 Palestinian prisoners to be released next week as part of the deal to secure Gilad Shalit’s freedom, many of whom were involved in bloody militant attacks. Hundreds of them are serving life terms after being convicted of involvement in attacks,…

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