Family: No deal yet ending the suffering of journalist Qeiq
The family of hunger-striking journalist Mohamed al-Qeiq have refuted Israeli news reports talking about a deal pledging his release next May. The brother of the prisoner, Hammam al-Qeiq, told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that all Israeli news reports about a deal in this regard are false and unfounded, and an attempt to undermine the massive popular rallying around the issue of Mohamed. He affirmed that his brother, Mohamed, insists on leaving the hospital as a free man or a martyr, and his family completely supports his decision in this regard.
“There is no agreement yet unless there will be a deal preserving the dignity of Mohamed and ensuring his immediate and urgent release,” Hammam stated. Israel’s channel 10 had claimed that journalist Qeiq would be transferred to al-Makassed hospital and then released on May 21 without extending his administrative detention according to a deal clinched with his lawyer.