Israeli releases hunger-striking Palestinian journalist

By JTA
May 20, 2016 16:29

Israel released from prison a Palestinian man who had endured a 93-day hunger strike during his five months in prison.
Muhammad al-Qiq, 33, was set free Thursday, the Ma’an news agency reported.

Al-Qiq ended his hunger strike in February as part of understanding reached with Israeli officials that he would be released in May.

Ibrahim Najajra, director of the Ministry of Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs in the Hebron district, toldMa’an news agency that Al-Qiq’s family, including his two children, waited for him at the Meitar crossing.


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