#StopAD | IOA renews the leader Ghanem Sawalmeh’s administrative detention

[ PIC 18/01/2013 – 11:13 AM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)– The Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) renewed on Thursday the administrative detention of Hamas leader Ghanem Tawfiq Sawalmeh, 47, for a period of 6 months for the fourth time.

Sawalmeh’s family told PIC reporter that they were surprised by the military court’s decision to renew the administrative detention of the leader Sawalmeh on “the same day he was due for release from the Megiddo prison, without giving legal reasons for the extension”.

The prisoner Sawalmeh spent over eight years in Israeli jails, mostly in administrative detention, and was deported to the Gaza Strip in 2004 for two years, then returned to the West Bank where he was re-arrested many times.

He was detained for two years in Jneid PA prison in 2009 for being affiliated with the Hamas movement and his leadership to Change and Reform Bloc’s election campaign in Nablus.

Ghanem is a prominent leader in Change and Reform in Nablus, he is a resident of the Balata refugee camp. He is originally from Yaffa which was occupied in 1948.

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