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Hunger striker will not stop until freed

Palestinian hunger striker Bilal Diyab told his family that he will not break his fast until he is released from prison

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Ramallah: Palestinian hunger striker Bilal Diyab told his family that he will not break his fast until he is released from prison. Israeli authorities permitted Bilal to make a 6 minute phone call to his family, a rare luxury for a Palestinian serving administrative detention. "His voice was very weak but he said he will only end his hunger strike at his own home," Bilal's brother, Bassam told Gulf News. "Bilal is ready to reject any offers from Israel," he said. "So far, there have been no proposals." The Israeli military detained Bilal Diyab and sentenced him to a six months administrative detention order which was renewed with another six months order, where he started his hunger strike in protest. Since his detention, the Israeli authorities refused to grant Bilal's family members a single family visit permit. Currently Bilal's sick mother has applied for a permit to visit her dying son via the Red Cross, but the Israeli authorities rejected the request.

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