Monday, July 19, 2010

Ahrar denounces IOF arrest of Palestinian woman

[ 19/07/2010 - 05:05 PM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)-- Ahrar center for prisoners' studies and human rights has denounced the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) for arresting a 57-year-old Palestinian woman in her house in Tulkarem at dawn Monday.
Fouad Al-Khafsh, the center's director, said that a big number of IOF soldiers broke into the house of Fathiya Al-Suweis and wreaked havoc in it before taking away the lady, the whereabouts of whom is not known.
He said that the woman is the mother of a sole child and is the sister of Ikhlas Al-Suweis, who is the wife of the detained Hamas leader Abbas Al-Sayyed who is serving 36 life sentences.
Khafsh said that this is the first time that Suweis was detained, noting that the IOF had recently escalated detention of Palestinian women amidst total disregard on the part of human rights groups.
He appealed to the international institutions and women organizations to confront the phenomenon.
Meanwhile, Israeli occupation police on Monday rounded up 25 Palestinians in Tel Aviv at the pretext of entering 1948 occupied Palestine without a permit.
Local sources said that 60 Palestinian workers were arrested since last Thursday from various areas in the 1948 occupied lands for the same reason.