The Palestinian Journalist Bloc has strongly denounced Israel’s recent re-arrest of journalist Mohammed Al-Qiq, warning that it would not remain silent on his continued detention with no guilt.
In a press release, the bloc urged all media outlets to support fellow journalists detained in Israeli jails and shed light on the renewed detention of Qiq, describing his imprisonment after his recent release as “a crime violating the international law.”
The bloc affirmed that it would stand by Al-Qiq in his ordeal and all journalists in Israeli prisons, calling on international and Arab human rights groups to wage a legal battle against the Israeli occupation authority to pressure it to release journalists.
Israeli soldiers arrested anew Mohammed Al-Qiq a few days ago at Beit El checkpoint near Ramallah city in the West Bank.
As a result, the journalist declared his intention to go on hunger strike on the first day of his detention.
He had been arrested and jailed in November 2015 and staged a hunger strike for about 94 days in protest at his detention administratively, with no indictment or trial, before Israeli jailers decided to release him.