Ramallah protest urges support for detained hunger-striking journalist


Palestinians in Ramallah gathered today, 4 January, in solidarity with hunger-striking imprisoned journalist Mohammed Al-Qeeq. Al-Qeeq, who has been on hunger strike since 25 November. A reporter for Al-Majd news channel, Al-Qeeq has been detained since 21 November by Israeli occupation forces.

Speakers at the protest included former hunger striker and freed prisoner Muhammad Allan. Al-Qeeq’s wife spoke at the event, saying that interrogation they asked him constantly about his journalistic activities and reporting. Participants criticized Palestinian official institutions and the Journalists’ Syndicate for their lack of public involvement and advocacy to free imprisoned journalists, especially Al-Qeeq, whose hunger strike in protest of his detention has lasted for over a month.

Photos by Palestinian writer Reham Alhelsi of A Voice from Palestine.