Days of Palestine

Sunday, January 29

Extremist Israelis threaten to kill Al-Qeeq

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Days of Palestine, West Bank -An Israeli soldier and settler have broken into hospital room of former hunger striker Mohamed al-Qeeq, threatening to kill him.

Fayhaa Shalash, Al-Qeeq’s wife, said that the two extremist Israelis broke into the room, where Mohamed is lying, and told him: “You must die. You deserve only death.”

Shalash noted that the two Israelis made their threat while the Israeli security officer at the door of her husband’s room was away.

She accused the two “extremist” Israelis of arranging the raid with the officer. The two fled when Al-Qeeq called out for the hospital’s security guard.

The wife blamed the Israeli occupation authorities for any attack on the journalist while he is in an Israeli hospital.

Al-Qeeq was arrested at his home in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 21 November last year. The Israeli occupation authorities pledged not to renew his detention when the original six-month period ends in May.

The Israeli authorities agreed to leave Al-Qeeq in an Israeli hospital for treatment of the damage done to his body by his 94-day hunger strike.