Palestinian human rights sources revealed that Israeli Occupation Authority (IOA) approved an order confirming administrative detention for three months, which can be renewed indefinitely, against Muhammed al-Qiq, who has been on hunger strike for 23 consecutive days in protest at his detention.
The wife of captive Qiq, Faiha Shalash, said the order which was approved by the judge of Ofer military court followed a secret session held by the court’s judge and the Israeli military prosecutor who discussed the so called “The Secret File” which is usually submitted to court by Israeli intelligence.
Faiha said that her husband’s health sharply declined and he has started to feel difficulty in speech and suffer from other complications resulted from deterioration of his health condition.
She pointed out that he came under pressure by Israeli doctors of Ramleh prison clinic, where he is held captive, in order to make him undergo medical examinations, but he refused.
Muhammed al-Qiq was arrested by Israeli security forces on 15 January 2017 at a checkpoint near Ramallah while he was on his way home from a demonstration.
This is not the first time Muhammed al-Qiq has been held under an administrative detention order. He was arrested in November 2015 and held for seven months without charge or trial. He spent 94 days on hunger strike protesting his detention.
(Source / 28.02.2017)