Days of Palestine, Jerusalem -It was very emotional moment when Palestinian journalist, who was on hunger strike for 93 days, met his family inside Israeli hospital on Wednesday evening.
Mohamed Al-Qeeq went on hunger strike in protest against his administrative detention by the Israeli occupation. He ended his strike on Friday evening in the wake of reaching an agreement with the Israeli occupation to release him on May 21.
Attendants described the moment, when Al-Qeeq met his children, wife and father for the first time since his protest ended, as “very emotional.”
“All praise be to Allah for my children’s safety,” he said. “I extend my thanks to the Palestinians, who stood firmly with me and encouraged me to continue until I won.”
Head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Committee Amjad abu-Asab, who was there during the first meeting, said: “This was the first time that Mohamed had seen them for some time, and he missed them all. His father, who himself is a former prisoner, spoke to him as if he was a victorious leader.”
Abu-Asab said that the Israeli occupation authorities did not issue visit permits for all of Al-Qeeq’s close relatives. He pointed out that the permission for his children, wife and father was only given after a long wait.