Leader in Islamic Jihad and his brother on hunger strike in PA jails

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[ PIC 20/02/2013 – 09:27 PM ]

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RAMALLAH, NAZARETH, NABLUS, (PIC)– One of the leaders of Islamic Jihad and his brother, detained in the Palestinian Authority’s jails, announced entering a hunger strike until their release.

The leader Ayman Tabich, 32, and his brother Khalid, from Dura in al-Khalil in the southern occupied West Bank, were arrested on Sunday evening by PA intelligence service and were transferred to an unknown destination.

The Islamic Jihad movement said in a statement that leader Tabich and his brother announced a hunger strike in protest at the continuation of the administrative detention.

It also accused the Authority security apparatuses of waging a campaign against its leaders and cadres in the West Bank, without considering its harmful effects at the level of national relations, and on the reconciliation process

Activist in the Islamic Resistance Movement Tariq Addis, 30 from the city of al-Khalil, has been also detained in Palestinian intelligence detention center in Jericho for fifty days.

Addis is a liberated prisoner who served more than six years in Israeli jails. He was also arrested and summoned many times by PA apparatuses.

The Palestinian court ruled the release of Tariq on the 17th of January 2013, but the security services did not apply this decision.

Tariq’s wife condemned the continuation of the detention of her husband and demanded the immediate release of all political detainees in the Authority’s prisons.

For his part; Dr. Aziz Dweik, the speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council warned of the continuation of the policy of political detention and security summons against Hamas activists, considering it obstacle to the reconciliation, and demanded the Egyptian sponsor of the reconciliation to intervene to end the this file.

Dr. Dweik told PIC that there are some parties in the Authority, including the security services, which do not want the reconciliation to succeed.

Meanwhile, the Preventive Security Service arrested in Nablus on Tuesday evening journalist Mohamed Awad, after raiding his workplace in the city, and took him to an unknown destination, eyewitnesses told PIC’s reporter. . ”

Awad announced that he will go on an open-ended hunger strike until his release.


Read a letter of Samer Issawi – On Day 209 of hunger strike



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