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Israeli forces invade Bili’n, detain Popular Committee organizer

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 20, 2009
Israeli soldiers detain Abu Rahmeh

Israeli soldiers detain Abu Rahmeh

According to reports from the popular committee, about 25 soldiers with painted faces entered the village, and threw sound bombs at international activists who have remained in the village to witness the night raids. Internationals attempted to intervene and demand Abu Rahmeh’s release, but were physically assaulted as they approached. Reports said soldiers knocked one woman to the ground and pulled the hair of another.

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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

Israeli forces detain severely disabled boy and his brother in Safa

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 4, 2009

Eyewitnesses said Israeli forces ransacked homes of Khalil Abu Dayya and arrested his 19-year-old son Muhammad, a severely disabled youth who requires near-constant care. Troops also arrested 21-yar-old Mahmoud and took both brothers to an unknown destination.

The Israeli military operations in Safa, and a second in Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, are ongoing.

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