Israeli occupation kidnaps five Palestinians hours after being released from PA

[ 07/01/2011 – 12:33 PM ]

 

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– IOF troops kidnapped, Friday at dawn, five Palestinian men from the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil, only hours after being released from PA jails after spending 40 days on hunger strike reflecting a high degree of security coordination between Abbas’s militia and the IOF.

The wife of Wael al-Bitar told PIC that a large number of IOF troops raided their neighbourhood and entered her uncle’s flat and killed while he was asleep thinking that he was her husband.

“It seems they went by mistake to my uncle’s flat, they killed him and assaulted his family then forced them on the street,” she said.

She considered what has happened an exchange of roles between the PA and the Israeli occupation and held Mahmoud Abbas personally responsible for what happened and added: “let the whole world see what happened to us at the hands of Fatah’s authority and the [Israeli] occupation in the West bank.”

Local sources also informed the PIC correspondent that IOF troops raided at the same time all homes of the captives who were only released on Thursday evening from Abbas’s jails.

The sources said that as well as Wael al-Bitar, the IOF kidnapped Mohannad Neiroukh (who was unconscious), Majd Obaid, Ahmad al-Oweiwi and Wael al-Qawasmi.

The IOF action created a state of rage in the city with the people and the families of the kidnapped men holding Abbas’s authority full responsibile for what happened.

The PA had released six men after went on a hunger strike for 40 days to protest being kept in jail despite a court ruling over a year ago ordering their release.

Israeli occupation kidnaps five Palestinians hours after being released from PA.

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