The Palestinian Prisonersâ Society (PPS) has reported that hunger striking journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq, who is held by Israel without charges or trial, has suspended his strike that lasted for 94 days, after reaching an agreement for his release, in May.Lawyers Hanan al-Khatib and Hiba Masalha, of the Palestinian Detaineesâ Committee, said al-Qeeq has officially suspended his hunger strike, on Friday 26, in a statement made in front of his family and Arab political leaders, including lawyers, Arab Members of Knesset and members the Detaineesâ Parents Committee.
The PPS said the agreement is an official declaration of ending his strike, in exchange for his release on May 21, 2015, and that he will continue to receive medical treatment in Israeli hospitals until his release.
Head of the Detaineesâ Committee Issa Qaraqe said al-Qeeqâs will, and determination, overcame Israelâs policies of death, and that he managed to challenge Israelâs illegal Administrative Detention policies, that enable Israel to hold hundreds of Palestinians indefinitely captive, without charges.
Qaraqeâ thanked the Palestinians, their institutions and all Palestine solidarity activists around the world, for their support. He also thanked all lawyers involved with al-Qeeqâs case and the fight for his release.