Saturday, 26 February 2011

Five demonstrators injured in al-Khalil - Abbas’s militia kidnap 7 Hamas supporters, IOF kidnap two university students

[ 25/02/2011 - 11:16 PM ]

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- Five Palestinian demonstrators were injured by rubber-coated bullets and four foreign activists were arrested on Friday afternoon when IOF troops tried to quell a peaceful demonstration to protest the continued closure of Martyrs Street in the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil.

Eyewitnesses told PIC that the IOF troops fired teargas, sound bombs and rubber-coated bullets at the demonstrators and physically assaulted a number of demonstrators who included a number of national dignitaries and foreign sympathizers.

The peaceful demonstration turned into a confrontation between the armed occupation troops and the demonstrators who hurled stones at the troops, IOF snipers took position on rooftops and the area was declared a closed military zone. There were also rumours that there were special forces who infiltrated the demonstration.

The demonstrators called for the opening of the Martyrs Street which has been closed by the IOF for the past 17 years after the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre in February 1994 which was committed by an American Jewish settler.

The IOF troops assaulted Dr. Mustafa al-Barghouthi, who is the leader of the Palestinian National Initiative and a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC).

Abbas’s militia kidnap 7 Hamas supporters, IOF kidnap two university students

[ 25/02/2011 - 08:39 PM ]

WEST BANK, (PIC)-- Abbas’s militia kidnapped seven Hamas supporters in various parts of the West Bank, while the same militia continue to hold and torture two men from al-Khalil, according to local sources on Friday.

In the Jenin district, Abbas’s militia kidnapped the former representative of the Islamic bloc at the Najah University, Muhammad Jaradat, who is from the village of Zboba and was kidnapped from his workplace in Jenin city.

Sources close to Jaradat’s family said that he appeared at the Jenin magistrates court where his detention was extended to 15 days for interrogation.

Jaradat was the representative of the Islamic students bloc at Najah University for the year 2006-2007. He was kidnapped by Abbas’s militia at the end of 2009 and was held for nearly five months. After his release he was kidnapped by the IOF.

He was only released about a month ago after spending seven months at Mageddo priosn.

In al-Khalil district, Abbas’s militia kidnapped Karam al-Hashlamone after raiding his house in the city of al-Khalil.

In the Nablus district, the militia kidnapped Hajj Said Dweikat along with his brother Abdul-Rahim after raiding their home in the village of Balata. Abdul-Rahim was later released, but Said was detained although he was detained and tortured by the same militia on previous occasions.

The militia also kidnapped Najah University student Muhammad Asida from the village of Tal. He was kidnapped before by the same militia and was also a captive in occupation jails.

The militia also kidnapped Najah University stundent Mu’taz al-Khawaja, from the village Nilin to the west of Ramallah. He was detained previously by the same militia on several occasions.

Meanwhile, the IOF kidnapped the two Beir Zeit University students Muhammad al-Qaddoumi and Muhammad Jumaa, both of whom are affiliated with the Islamic bloc.

Abbas’s militia, meanwhile, are still holding former captive in occupation jails Ishak Zaghir from al-Khalil after ten days of his kidnapping and the militia refuses to tell his family where he is being held.

The family of Yaser Rabba’ from Yatta and who is being held by Abbas’s militia said that their son is being subjected to the most severe forms of torture.
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