Palestinian administrative prisoner and journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq, on Sunday, refused an Israeli offer to be released on May 1st, in return for suspending his hunger strike.PNN reports that, according to the Prisonersâ€™ and Ex-prisonersâ€™ Committee, the Israeli offer was put forward to Palestinian MK Osama al-Saadi and lawyer Ashraf Abu Sneineh, overnight Saturday, after Al-Qeeqâ€™s health had sharply deteriorated at Afula hospital, and after medics expressed fears that he might die at any moment.
The Palestine Information Center reported that Al-Qeeq voiced his firm rebuff of any conditional release, calling for his immediate release.
On Friday, Ashraf Abu Sneina, one of al-Qeeqâ€™s attorneys, stated that his health condition had a significant deterioration, adding that he has lost the ability to speak and continues to suffer from fatigue, dizziness and difficulty when breathing.
Al-Qeeq was arrested on 21 November, 2015, when Israeli soldiers blew up the front door of his house and took him in for interrogation at Israelâ€™s Kishon (Jalame) detention center.
His hunger-strike, which began on 24 November, 2015, came as a protest against administrative detention in Israeli prisons for six months without any charges or court.
Mohammad, aged 33, a reporter for the Saudi-owned TV channel Almajd, and a father of two, is one of 660 Palestinians being held in administrative detention according to Addameer â€“ the highest number since 2008.
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