File - This Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. file photo shows hunger striking Palestinian journalist prisoner Mohammed al-Qeq, lying in a hospital bed at the Emek Medical Center in Afula, Northern Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, FILE)
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A Palestinian detainee has entered uncharted medical territory with a hunger strike of 89 days – longer than protest fasts by other Palestinians or by prisoners in Northern Ireland in 1981, an advocacy group said Monday.Qeq began his hunger strike on Nov. 25 to win release from so-called administrative detention.for Human Rights-Israel, an advocacy group, said Monday that Qeq has been on a hunger strike longer than any other Palestinian detainee or any of the participants in 1981 protest strikes by Irish Republican Army prisoners held by Britain in Northern Ireland.The previous two longest hunger strikes by Palestinian detainees were 66 and 67 days.
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