Urgent Appeal to Save Palestinian Human
Rights Activist, Muhammad El-Qiq, from the Israeli Slow-Death Tactic
of Administrative Detention
CCUN, February 21, 2017
Muhammed El-Qiq's photo before the illegal Israeli administrative
detention (above) and after (the video below).
Urgent appeal from the wife, family and friends of Palestinian
human rights activist and veteran prisoner Muhammad Elqiq
To: Human rights activists all over the world. To: peace and
justice-loving people around the world To: Freedom lovers all over the
globe To: ordinary conscientious people every where. To: Journalists
and media professionals around the globe.
We appeal to you
once again (for the second time in less than a year) to do your utmost to
save Muhammad Elqiq from what seems to be another vindictive Israeli effort
to kill Muhammad Elqiq through the slow-death tactic.
Muhammad survived rather miraculously the macabre 100-day open-ended hunger
strike, protesting the callous and inherently inhuman Israeli tactic of the
so-called ďAdministrative detention.Ē AD is only a mere euphemism for
open-ended incarceration without charge or trial for the purpose of
humiliating suspected Palestinian activists and breaking their will to
resist apartheid and oppression even through totally peaceful and
non-violent means. As it is well known, Israeli intelligence was
forced last year to release Muhammad, fearing that his death would
further destabilize chronically volatile conditions in the Occupied
The Israeli Shabak (SS) didnít forgive Muhammad his
legendary but costly steadfastness and ostensible triumph in the face of
might and vindictiveness.
About two weeks ago, SS agents rearrested
Muhammad, who is still recuperating from last yearís ordeal, vandalized the
home and terrorized the family.
The Israeli court, which is a
virtual rubber stamp in the hands of the security service, sentenced
Muhammad to six months of administrative detention but without producing any
shred of incriminating evidence aside from the vindictive and vengeful
desire to punish, torment and kill Muhammad.
In response to this
mindless vengeance and hatefulness, Muhammad decided to go on a new hunger
strike. Muhammad is not a publicity hound or anything of this sort. He says
he simply has no other means of protesting this form of injustice. As
this press release is being written down, Muhammad has entered day-9 in his
Once again, we appeal to you to contact the Israeli
government agencies and embassies to protest the renewed incarceration of
Muhammad Elqiq and demand his immediate release. In a few days,
Israeli PM B. Netanyahu will be in Washington D.C. to tell President Trump
that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. President Trump
should tell Netanyahu that a true democracy doesnít imprison people for
years without charger and trial.
Thank you for your efforts
Fayhaa Elqiq (Muhammadís wife) Elqiq Family and friends