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Israel Suspends Detention Without Trial of Palestinian Hunger-Striker

JERUSALEM (AFP) – 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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