Palestinian Prisoner Agrees to End Hunger Strike, Will Move to Gaza

Ayman Sharawneh, one of hundreds freed in 2011 in exchange for Gilad Shalit, was arrested again in January 2012, agreed to confinement in Gaza for ten years, lawyer says.

Ayman Sharawneh, one of the prisoners released in exchange for Gilad Shalit, began a hunger strike about seven months ago to protest his re-imprisonment on charges of involvement in a terror attack in Be'er Sheva. On Sunday he agreed to the security services’ proposal to be deported to Gaza for ten years. He signed the deal while hospitalized in serious condition at the Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva, where...