Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Israeli forces detain Allenby travelers

TUBAS (Ma'an) -- Two Tubas men were detained by Israeli forces as they attempted to cross the Allenby Bridge to Jordan, en route to Saudi Arabia for the Umrah pilgrimage, a prisoners society reported.

Salfit Prisoners Society head Mahmoud Sawafta said the detentions were all made Tuesday night and targeted men from the Tammun village in the Tubas district.

Those detained were Munir Saleh Hassan Basharat, a 34-year-old public school teacher, and Jalal Jamil Naji Bisharat, 41 and also a teacher.