Jerusalemite officials urge Masri to get hunger strikers released from PA jails

[ 06/01/2011 – 04:51 PM ]


OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Jerusalemite officials facing exile from occupied Jerusalem urged Palestinian businessman Munib Al-Masri to intervene to have the hunger strikers released from the Palestinian authority’s jails and help end their suffering.

This came during Masri’s visit to their sit-in tent at the Red Cross headquarters on Wednesday.

The officials, two lawmakers and one former minister, stated during the meeting that the PA and its security apparatuses are intransigent on the release of the hunger strikers and refuse to respect the law.

They added that this situation obstructs any efforts made to end the inter-Palestinian division.

Masri came along with his wife and his elder son to the sit-in tent and he listened to the latest developments on Israel’s daily violations in Jerusalem and its intent to exile the three officials from this city.

For its part, the family of detainee Muhannad Nairoukh, one of the hunger strikers in PA jails, said the PA intelligence resumed interrogating its son as a prelude to submitting his file to the military prosecutor during the coming hours.

The mother of Nairoukh said that she saw her son Muhannad very exhausted as he was being interrogated by PA intelligence officers.

In a separate incident, a large number of PA security militia men and women stormed on Wednesday Shams company which is owned by the family of Tamam Abu Assaud, a noted national female figure who is being held in a PA jail in Nablus.

The militia women slapped Najayeb, the daughter of Abu Assaud, verbally abused her, confiscated her cell phone and handed her a summons from the PA intelligence.

The daughter of Abu Assaud is exposed to constant harassment by the PA intelligence officers in order to pressure her to stop talking to the media about her imprisoned mother.

Palestinian citizens released recently from PA jails reported that the intelligence would hold a military trial against Abu Assaud in the coming days.

The PA security militias also kidnapped two Palestinian citizens affiliated with Hamas Movement in Ramallah city, according to local sources on Thursday.

A PA militia court in Jericho city sentenced detainee Yasser Amro from Al-Khalil city to eight months in prison. Amro was an ex-detainee in Israeli jails.

Jerusalemite officials urge Masri to get hunger strikers released from PA jails.

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