Israel detains former hunger-striking prisoner

HEBRON, January 16, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces detained on Sunday Palestinian journalist and former hunger striking prisoner Mohammad al-Qeeq, according to local and security sources.

Security sources told WAFA that Qeeq, 33, a Palestinian journalist from Dora, Hebron, was detained while as he was trying to leave Ramallah through the Beit El military checkpoint, north of Ramallah.

No reason was given for the detention.

Qeeq was detained in November 2015 and held in administrative detention without charge or trial. He spent 94 days on hunger strike to protest his administrative detention before reaching a deal with the Israeli authorities in February that ended his hunger strike. He was released in May.

 

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