PA security forces continue political arrests in West Bank

[ PIC 10/05/2013 – 10:13 AM ]

images_News_2013_05_10_pa-security-forces_300_0[1]WB, (PIC)– PA security forces have escalated political arrests against Hamas supporters in the West Bank, where 9 of the movement’s supporters were arrested while 2 others were summoned, in addition to extending the detention of 2 students.

In Nablus, the PA preventive security arrested 2 Palestinians including a liberated prisoner who served more than 9 years in Israeli jails. The PA Intelligence also summoned a student at al-Najeh University.

In Ramallah, the PA Intelligence service arrested a liberated prisoner, who spent 2 years in Israeli prisons, and a student at Birzeit University.

In Qalqilya, the preventive security arrested 2 former prisoners at PA prisons, and extended the detention of 2 students for an additional 15 days.

In Salfit, PA security forces arrested a student affiliated with the Islamic bloc at An-Najah National University, and detained a liberated prisoner in al-Khalil after summoning him.

Preventive Security also detained 3 Palestinians from Sourif village northwest of Al-Khalil.

Meanwhile, the artist and political prisoner Wajdi Aruri declared a hunger strike protesting his continued detention in PA jails since more than 4 years.

Wajdi, 35, has declared his hunger strike since 3 days demanding his immediate release after serving three-quarters of his unjust sentence, the political prisoner’s father stated.

The liberated prisoner Aruri was arrested in 2009 by PA forces after serving nearly 5 years in Israeli jails.

In a clear exchange of roles, the Israeli forces arrested on Thursday a young man wanted by PA security agencies. Fadi Mousa Ghneimat, 30, was arrested by Israeli forces after storming his house more than once.

Ghneimat is a liberated prisoner who served 6 years in Israeli jails, in addition to being subjected to severe torture in PA jails.

MP Samira Halaiqa called for an immediate end to PA political arrests against the Islamic bloc cadres and supporters in violation of the agreement signed between the Islamic bloc at universities in the West Bank and the PA security agencies.

Halaiqa confirmed that hundreds of Islamic bloc members were arrested due to their political affiliation.

She called on PA to put an end to the so-called revolving door policy as part of the security coordination between PA and Israeli security agencies.

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