RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Palestinian Prisoner Center for Studies said that the prisoners in Eshel jail on Wednesday kept banging on the iron doors of their cells in solidarity with hunger-striking journalist Mohamed al-Qeiq. According to the center, the prisoners in section 10 stood at one time at the doors of their rooms and embarked on knocking on them very hard while loudly calling for the release of prisoner Qeiq. The prisoners also threatened to escalate the situation in the jail if prisoner Qeiq died. Consequently, the Eshel administration closed and isolated section 10 and declared a state of alert in the prison. In a related context, youth groups in the 1948 occupied lands organized on Wednesday marches and sit-ins in solidarity with journalist Qeiq, according to Quds Press. The solidarity events took place in different towns and cities, including Arrabat al-Battuf, Shaghour, Umm al-Fahm, Nazareth, Tayiba, Shefa Amr, and Haifa. The participants carried banners calling for ending the administrative detention of Qeiq and transferring him to a Palestinian hospital. The Israeli high court on Tuesday rejected a request filed by the lawyer of prisoner Qeiq asking for his transfer to a Palestinian hospital in Ramallah.
(Source / 18.02.2016)