Israeli forces rearrest former hunger striking detainee Mohammad Al Qeeq

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16 January 2017

Israeli forces rearrested former hunger striking administrative detainee Mohammad Al Qeeq yesterday, 15 January 2017. Al Qeeq was previously released on 19 May 2016, after embarking on 94 days hunger strike in protest of his detention without charge or trial. Palestinian journalist Al Qeeq was on his way home last night from Bethlehem when he was stopped at Bet El military checkpoint near Ramallah. He was taken to a military jeep and currently in an undisclosed location. According to Al Qeeq's wife, he immediately announced an open hunger strike following his arrest.