In the hospital «And Emek», during the visit of Muhammad al-Kika were arrested by the police, the leader of the Northern wing of the Islamic movement Sheikh Raed Salah and the head of the Supervisory Council for the rights of Arabs in Israel, former Knesset member Muhammad Baraka.
According to police, the reason for their detention was the refusal to leave the hospital.
Radio station «Sieves Beth» said that after three hours Raed Salah and Muhammad Barak were released. Within two weeks they are not allowed to visit the hospital.
Arab journalist Muhammad al-Kika 85 days ago announced a hunger strike in protest against administrative detention. According to doctors, fasting caused the body of 33-year-old man irreversible damage, his life is in danger.
On 18 February the CEO of the organization «Betzelem» Hagai Elad, has turned to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with a request to immediately release al-Cliques and criticized the decision of the judges of the high court of appeals.