Ill health forces Israel's hand on Palestinian journalist

2016-02-04 17:55
Israeli soldiers stand guard next to a placard bearing a portrait of Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qiq during a demonstration next to Jewish settlement of Beit El. (AFP)

Israeli soldiers stand guard next to a placard bearing a portrait of Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qiq during a demonstration next to Jewish settlement of Beit El. (AFP)

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Jerusalem - Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday suspended the detention without trial of a Palestinian journalist who has been on hunger strike for more than two months, but he cannot leave hospital without permission.

Mohammed al-Qiq, 33, was said to be on hunger strike for 72 days to protest being held under Israel's controversial administrative detention law, which allows the state to hold suspects for renewable six-month periods without trial.

The court said the order was being suspended due to his poor health.

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