Palestinian PM Mohammad Shtayyeh arrives for a cabinet meeting in Ramallah. Reuters
Palestinian officials say dozens of prisoners in Israeli jails have ended a hunger strike over phone privileges.
Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Minister Qadri Abu Bakir said on Tuesday that a deal was reached with Israeli authorities to end the eight-day strike in return for phone privileges three times a week.
The strike was triggered after Israel installed cell phone jammers in the desert jail of Ketziot in southern Israel to prevent unmonitored calls. The strike then spread to several other Israeli prisons.
The Israeli Prisons Authority said it installed the jammer to prevent phone calls being made from smuggled mobile devices, saying they posed a security threat. It had no further comment.
Under the new agreement, Palestinian prisoners will be granted three calls a week to their families from land lines.
A hospitalised Palestinian teen said on Monday he was shot in his thighs by Israeli soldiers while he was handcuffed and blindfolded — the latest in what a leading rights group portrayed as a series of unjustified shootings of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers.
War monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Israeli bombardment hit "ammunition stores belonging to Iranian forces and allied groups, and caused huge explosions.'
The Israeli military said troops opened fire after Palestinians threw rocks and explosives at them during an operation southeast of the city of Ramallah.
Britain should leave the EU without a deal if the only alternative is remaining in the bloc, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will not run against Narendra Modi. The Congress on Thursday announced that five-time MLA Ajay Rai will once again face Modi in Varanasi.
Wearing their black robes, some of the judges carried signs reading "judges for change" as they marched through central Khartoum, the witness said.