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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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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.

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Rights group: Gaza inmate tortured to death by Hamas security

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 25, 2009

“At approximately 09:00am on Sunday 8 March 2009, members of the General Intelligence Service arrested my son, Jamil, from his house. They accused him of theft and led him to an unknown destination. On 12 March 2009 we heard that Jamil was detained at al-Tufah police station on theft charges. The following day, 13 March 2009, Jamil was transferred to al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. He was unconscious. After medical checks, it was found that he suffered severe kidney failure after he had been severely beaten and tortured by members of the Security Services. He was immediately admitted to the intensive care unit due to the seriousness of his health condition. He died of his injuries on Tuesday, 24 March 2009.”


The Hamas-run police force in the Gaza Strip said on Wednesday it was investigating the death of a prisoner after a Palestinian human rights group said the inmate was tortured and beaten to death during interrogation”