alqeeq is free

Imprisoned Palestinian journalist Alqeeq is FREE!

The Palestinian prisoner and journalist Mohammed Alqeeq was released today 19 May. Mohammed Alqeeq’s will was stronger than the will of the occupying forces and his heroic hunger strike which lasted over 90 days secured a decision of the Israeli occupying Power to release him on this day. His hunger strike came against the backdrop of mass arbitrary arrest against Palestinians, including children, often through the use of so-called administrative detention without charges, the worst form of arbitrary detention. Mohammed Alqeeq’s victory is a new signal of the Palestinian people’s determination to continue their strive for freedom even from behind bars.