Palestinian Hunger-Striking Journalist Al-Qieq Triumphed for His Own People, Hamas Says

(Photo: PIC)
(Photo: PIC)

Gaza, 20 Jumadil Awal 1437/28 February 2016 (MINA) – The Hamas Movement has hailed the victory that was made by journalist Mohamed al-Qeiq against his jailer after 94 days of hunger strike, describing it as a triumph for him, the Palestinian people and his supporters.

In a press release on Friday, Hamas spokesman Husam Badran stated that the legendary steadfastness of journalist Qeiq sent the world a strong message revealing the size of injustice being inflicted by the occupation upon the Palestinian people, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

“The issue of Qeiq was a just cause and his victory was inevitable. He triumphed for Palestine, the prisoners, al-intifada youth, and his family who tirelessly supported him every day,” Badran said.

“This victory constitutes an incentive for us as a people to walk the same path and continue the intifada until its goals are realized,” he added.

For its part, the Palestinian Journalist Bloc congratulated the family of Qeiq on his victory. The Bloc stated that the victory of Qeiq exposed the reality of international institutions such as the Red Cross, Reporters without Borders and the International Federation of Journalists, which provided nothing other than shy condemnations. (T/P011/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)