Mohammed al-Qeeq suddenly transferred to Ramle Prison Clinic from hospital


Mohammed al-Qeeq, Palestinian journalist and former long-term hunger striker scheduled to be released on 21 May after a 94-day hunger strike in protest of his Israeli administrative detention without charge or trial, was suddenly removed from Afula Hospital to Ramle Prison Clinic on Thursday, 24 March.

Fayha Shalash, al-Qeeq’s wife, said that the transfer came without prior notice and that he was forbidden to bring his personal belongings, as reported by the Palestinian Information Center.

Al-Qeeq, 33, suffered serious impacts to his health in his unprecedented 94-day hunger strike. The Prisoners Affairs Commission reported that al-Qeeq is still receiving necessary medical treatment and that there was no reason for him to be removed in this way.