AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- The father of the journalist hunger striker Mohamed al-Qiq was taken Monday evening to hospital after he received bad news about his son’s health condition.
Al-Qiq’s wife told the PIC reporter that Haj Ahmed al-Qiq, 67, was taken to al-Ahli Hospital in al-Khalil after he received a piece of bad news about his son’s health condition in Afula hospital due to his 41-day hunger strike.
Earlier Sunday, Haj Ahmed al-Qiq underwent a therapeutic catheterization procedure in Ramallah government hospital due to heart problems.
Speaking to the PIC, al-Qiq’s wife pointed out that her husband’s arrest and hunger strike have badly affected his father’s health condition especially that he participates in daily protests demanding his son’s release.
Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq, from al-Khalil, has been on hunger strike for 41 days after Israeli forces arrested from his home last month without giving any reason.
Immediately after his arrest, al-Qiq, 33, was interrogated at Israel’s Kishon (Jalame) detention center, where he was not allowed to make contact with either his wife or his attorney for three weeks, his wife added.
Al-Qiq, a reporter who works for Saudi TV station Almajd, was transferred to Afula Hospital last week after his health condition deteriorated.