Monday, September 28, 2009

Palestinians working in Jerusalem and within Israeli boundaries arrested during Ramadan and Eid

posted on PNN
23.09.09 - 11:59
Jenin / Ali Samoudi - Secretary-General of the Federation of Unions of Palestine, Haidar Ibrahim reports that the occupying Israeli authority arrested 440 Palestinian workers during Ramadan.
On the first day of Eid al-Fitr, another 50 people were arrested.
The workers were from the West Bank and were in Jerusalem and inside Israeli boundaries. Israeli forces raided several factories and checked work permits. Some 32 Palestinians that were holding the necessary permits were arrested regardless and prevented from returning to their jobs. In a sewing factory near Nazareth 18 Palestinians were arrested and fined heavily by an Israeli court in Afula.
According to Ibrahim the army targeted workers en route to their homes for the Eid al-Fitr feast. They were held until the holiday was over.