Journalist Muhammad al-Qiq, 34, has won his second hunger-strike in less than a year.
He has suspended the current 33 day long hunger-strike he began on February 6th – during which he has lost 12 kilograms from his weight – after he reached an agreement with the Israeli occupation, which will see him released on April 14th.
Last year he won a 94 day hunger-strike and was released from captivity in May by Israel, which arrested and re-imprisoned him in January after he took part in a protest in occupied Bethlehem to demand the return of bodies of Palestinians killed by Israel.
In both cases al-Qiq has been imprisoned without charges or trial in ‘administrative detention’. After he started his now suspended hunger-strike, Israeli occupation at first cut his imprisonment from six to three months before agreeing the now announced deal with al-Qiq.
According to al-Qiq’s wife, journalist Fayha Shalash, he is ‘is dedicating this victory to the spirit of Basil al-Araj’.
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