Palestinian journalist Mohammad Al Qeeq declares open hunger strike

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06 February 2017

Mohammed al-Qeeq, the Palestinian activist and journalist, has declared an open hunger strike after being issued an administrative detention order by the occupation authorities today, 6 February 2016.  Al Qeeq was rearrested bu Israeli occupation forces on the evening of 15 January at Beit El checkpoint north of Ramallah. 

Al-Qeeq, 35, earlier engaged in a 94-day hunger strike against his administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial with widespread Palestinian and international support, winning his release in May 2016. Since his release, al-Qeeq has been active in prisoners' issues and was arrested returning from a demonstration in Bethlehem for the release of the bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli occupation forces.