The Israeli military court of Ofer prison rejected an appeal to end the administrative detention of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Muhammad al-Qeeq, on Saturday.Al-Qeeq continues his open-ended hunger strike since the 24th, November 2015, according to Issa Qaraqe’, the head of Prisoners’ Affairs Committee.

Qaraqe stated that the court ruled to maintain the six-month administrative detention period for al-Qeeq, despite the continuation of a more than 50-day hunger strike.

The court’s rejection of the appeal proves intentions of revenge by Israel against the Palestinian prisoners and the indifference of his deteriorating health, Qaraqe pointed out.

Qaraqe further stated, according to Al Ray, that they intended to file another appeal for the Israeli high court to release Al-Qeeq, as he suffers very serious health condition.

The 33-year-old journalist has been held at the HaEmek Medical Center in Afula handcuffed to a hospital bed.
Meanwhile, the Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs has warned that Israeli authorities might be preparing to force-feed al-Qeeq.

Mohammad Al-Qeeq, a journalist with Filistine al-Yawm TV and father of two, is one of many Palestinian prisoners to use hunger strike to protest administrative detention in Israeli jails.

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