Friday, March 25, 2011

Israeli court extends detention of Abu Sisi; orders media blackout on the case

[ 25/03/2011 - 08:38 PM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- An Israeli court handling the case of kidnapped Palestinian engineer Dhurar Abu Sisi has extended the detention of the engineer for eight more days after Israeli interrogators failed to prove the alleged charges against him.
Hebrew sources revealed that the Israeli Mossad obtained the permission of the "state prosecutor" to extend the detention of Abu Sisi for eight days more that prompted the court to grant the extension although he has been under interrogation for more than a month now.
According to the sources, the government prosecutor wasn’t satisfied with the results of the investigation because "he couldn’t indict Abu Sisi based on them". He, however, urged the investigators to extract more confessions from the Palestinian engineer.
The court held the hearing behind closed doors and ordered media blackout on the case.
Abu Sisi is the operation engineer of the Gaza power plant. He was kidnapped last February 19 by the Israeli Mossad while in the Ukraine applying for citizenship being married to a Ukrainian woman.
Family, wife, and children of Abu Sisi urged the Israeli authorities to immediately release and return him to his children.


Detention of Gazan Engineer Extended by Israeli Magistrates Court

Friday March 25, 2011 15:37 by Circarre Parrhesia - IMEMC & Agencies
The detention of an engineer from the Gaza Strip, Dirar Abu Sissi, has been extended by seven days by the magistrates court in Petah Tikva.
Diria Abu Sisi -
Diria Abu Sisi -
Application for extension is only permissible with the special approval of the country’s Attorney General when the period of detention exceeds 30 days, although this law is only applicable within the State of Israel, and not for the so-called Civil Administration that governs the West Bank, where administrative detention can continue indefinitely without charge.

Abu Sissi was traveling by train in the Ukraine when he was kidnapped by Israeli agents and was flown out the country. The Ukraine has denied any involvement in the abduction of Abu Sissi.

A gag order was placed on the coverage of the case in Israel upon Abu Sissi’s arrest, but 10 days ago the order was amended to allow the publication, in Israel, any information already distributed in the international press.