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Israeli soldiers detain busloads of schoolchildren for three hours

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on April 24, 2009

Upon returning from a trip to Ramallah and Jericho, Israeli soldiers halted the busses at the entrance to the town, ordering the children and teachers off the busses. The children were held for three hours before international human rights activists stationed in the village intervened. The presence of teachers and the children’s’ families also prevented the army from holding them longer.

Witnesses said the soldiers “abused and intimidated” their detainees.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=37324

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.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=37007

The Israeli army kidnaps 27 Palestinian civilian from the West Bank

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 3, 2009

The Palestine News and Information Center, WAFA, reported that the invasions were carried out throughout the night and at dawn.

Local sources said that soldiers broke into and searched homes and interrogated several residents in their homes and the streets before kidnapping 27 residents.

Eleven were kidnapped from a village near Jenin, three from Qalqlia city, seven from Jericho, while three from Al Izriyah town near Jerusalem, and two from Bethlehem city.

Source: http://www.imemc.org/article/59741

Palestinian students say beaten at checkpoint

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 31, 2009

Alla’s father told Ynet that after identifying themselves, his son and Iad were taken into a room, where the officers ordered them to strip and “beat them for no reason.”

The father, who is known to the IDF’s Coordination and Liaison Administration, said “why should two students on their way to the university encounter such unwarranted brutality?”

For full article, visit http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3694720,00.html