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De facto government police arrest Fatah Youth planning Prisoners Day events

Posted in Arrests and Detentions, Internal Palestinian Affairs, The Gaza Strip by beyondtheborder on April 16, 2009

Repressive actions are being carried out by de facto government forces in the Gaza Strip against Fatah Youth members preparing to mark Prisoners Day in Rafah, head of the youth council in the Gaza Strip Mahmoud Qanan said Thursday.

Source: http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=37155

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Twitter makes detention of Palestinian journalist breaking news

Posted in Arrests and Detentions, Internal Palestinian Affairs by beyondtheborder on April 9, 2009

“I’m recording my ordeal with my flip mini,” Palestinian journalist Laila Al-Hadid told friends and relatives who subscribe to her Twitter service shortly after she was detained at the Cairo airport en route to her native Gaza.

News of her detention and questioning was made instantly available to the international news media via three technological innovations spurring instant communication: wireless internet at the airport, Twitter, and GroundReport.com.

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Excerpt From her blog “Raising Yousif and Noor”:

We have been stuck in Cairo airport for nearly a day now. We are neither being allowed entry or exit by Egyptian authorities, who insist that as long as Rafah Crossing is closed, they are under strict orders not to allow Palestinians in.

This is despite a signed letter of consent I received personally from the Egyptian consul-general in Washington the day of my travel from the US.

To quote the Egyptian officials here in the airport “so sue him”.

I tried to plead that it was not my fault Egypt was in the way of my home- that if I could,I’d parachute in; that i simply wanted to go back home.

To visit Laila Al-Hadid’s blog click http://a-mother-from-gaza.blogspot.com/

Hamas: PA security forces seized 27 West Bank affiliates

Posted in Arrests and Detentions, Internal Palestinian Affairs, The West Bank by beyondtheborder on April 9, 2009

In Nablus, PA security forces seized ex-prisoner A’lam Tabanja for the second time, in addition to I’sam Fahmi, head of a religious school (Dar Al-Quran) in Qabalan after he was summoned for questioning, Basaam A’marneh, a student at An-Najah University, who was arrested in front the university. PA forces also issued an order to shut down At-Tadamun sports club in Nablus, the statement said.

In Qalqiliia, PA security forces arrested Sheikh Mahmoud Ar-Rabe and Sheikh Riyad Al-Walweel, one of the Hamas leaders there, who was taken from his home, Wael Al-Hotari, who was released from an Israeli jail one week earlier, and Sharif Hanani, who was seized after being summoned for questioning.

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Egyptian security arrests 40 persons accused of gathering support for Hezbollah and Hamas

Posted in Arrests and Detentions, Internal Palestinian Affairs by beyondtheborder on April 8, 2009

Egyptian sources reported that the Egyptian police arrested 40 Lebanese, Egyptian and Palestinian nationals, including Arab residents of Israel, accused of aiding Hezbollah and of gathering financial support for Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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Montasser al-Zayat, the defendants’ lawyer, told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that he was notified of the arrests after receiving a phone call from the family of Hani Sami Shihab, one of the detainees, saying that he had been taken by security forces and that they were unaware of the charges.

“I began to follow up the case in which seven of the 1948-Arabs [Palestinian Israelis] were arrested. Then information followed [of] Egyptian young men on charges of supporting members of Hezbollah to deliver aid and funds to Hamas and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip,” al-Zayat said.

For full article, visit http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/04/20094845946844472.html

Palestinian security forces arrest three Hamas members in Tulkarem

Posted in Arrests and Detentions, Internal Palestinian Affairs by beyondtheborder on April 8, 2009

The Center added that this is the second time the security forces arrest Abu Tharifa, and that he was released from a Palestinian detention facility two weeks ago after spending a month and a half in detention.

Also, the security forces arrested Hazim Al Noury, who was released from a Palestinian detention facility several days ago after spending two weeks in detention.

On Sunday, the security forces arrested Hasan Srouji, from Tulkarem refugee camp, less than twenty-four hours after he was released from an Israeli detention facility. Srouji was imprisoned by Israel for 26 months.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/59852

De facto government to release 38 Fatah prisoners

Posted in Arrests and Detentions, Internal Palestinian Affairs by beyondtheborder on March 30, 2009

Hamas lawmaker Ashraf Jum’a met recently with the families of the political prisoners and confirmed that they would be released, and also called for the release of all such prisoners in the West Bank and Gaza.

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