A group representing Palestinian prisoners has reached a deal with Israel to end a hunger strike.
The agreement, brokered by Egypt, involves Israel taking steps to ease conditions, Palestinian officials said.
Yigal Palmor, spokesman for the Israeli foreign ministry, confirmed that an agreement was reached and said the hunger strike will end.
"I am glad it's over. I am glad nobody died," he said.
Ziad Abu Ein, the Palestinian deputy minister of detainees and ex-detainees, said Israel agreed that all Palestinian prisoners who are currently in solitary confinement will be moved out and into other jail cells.
Also, Israel will allow families from the West Bank and Gaza to visit inmates, he said.FULL STORY