Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Israeli forces detain Palestinian near Tulkarem

TULKAREM (Ma’an) – Israeli forces detained a Palestinian man from the Nur Shams refugee camp east of Tulkarem on Wednesday morning, family members said.

The parents of 21-year-old Yasser Mahmoud Abdul-Rahim said that Israeli troops surrounded the home in the early hours of the day, and waited for an intelligence officer to arrive, who entered the home with armed escorts. The soldiers ransacked the home, his parents said, and confiscated the family computer.

Abdul-Rahim has served a total of three years in Israeli prisons in more than four separate stints. He has never been charged and was last released on 28 September 2010 after serving a year in administrative detention.

Israeli military officials said in a statement that overnight forces "arrested 3 Palestinian suspects in the Judea and Samaria region," noting all three were taken for questioning.