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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

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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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Report: 101 Hebronites taken by Israeli troops during March; 361 since Jan 1

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 3, 2009

One-hundred and one Hebronites were taken by Israeli troops from their homes, shops and public streets during the month of March, the Palestinian Prisoners society said Friday.

In its monthly report the society noted that since the start of 2009, at least 361 individuals from Hebron were taken by Israeli troops. In February there were 91 detentions.

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