PA security militias kidnap 10 citizens from Hamas

[ 07/11/2010 – 04:10 PM ]


WEST BANK, (PIC)– The Palestinian authority (PA) did not cease for one day its arrest campaign in the West Bank in the context of its cooperation with Israel, where its security militias kidnapped during the last two days 10 other Palestinian citizens affiliated with Hamas Movement in the cities of Al-Khalil and Ramallah, according to local sources on Sunday.

Among those who were arrested in Al-Khalil because of their political affiliation are two brothers called Yehya and Zakariya Saleh. Both of them are still students at Al-Khalil university and has a brother called Isa who was kidnapped two months ago by the PA intelligence and is still in prison.

Two students from Birzeit university in Ramallah were also kidnapped and jailed alongside other students from the same university.

The PA preventive security, for its part, sill refuses to release prisoner Najeh Assi from solitary confinement, although his health reportedly deteriorated badly and he lost more than 15 kilograms of his weight. He was detained for allegedly taking pictures of slain Hamas figure Majd Al-Barghouthi, who was tortured to death more than two years ago in PA jails.

The PA security apparatuses in Jenin have been holding Hamas official Ibrahim Nawahda for more than one month and refused appeals to release him especially after his health worsened.

For their part, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed and ransacked the home of a prisoner in PA jails called Khaldun Assida, who works as a teacher in Nablus city.

In Tulkarem, the IOF kidnapped a Palestinian citizen called Basel Abu Hajar after summoning him for interrogation. He is a mosque imam and has been kidnapped several times before by the PA security militias.

In a separate incident, a news conference held in Nazareth city on Saturday revealed that PA minister of religious affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash, who is now in Makkah, manipulated a number of the pilgrimage invitations given by Saudi king Abdullah Bin Abdelaziz as part of his generous gesture to 2, 000 Palestinians.

Coordinator of the Arab association for detainees and ex-detainees Munir Mansour said that Habbash tampered with 200 invitations allocated to the pilgrims of occupied Jerusalem and the 1948 occupied lands, and gave 30 of them to his hangers-on and the others to different people.

King Abdullah had announced his intention to host 2,000 Palestinian pilgrims, including relatives of prisoners serving life sentences, released prisoners as well as relatives of martyrs from Jerusalem and the 1948 occupied lands.

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