Saturday, April 16, 2011

Detainee's father dies without seeing son

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The father of a Palestinian detained in Israel died Thursday without seeing his son for over four years, a detainees center reported.

Israel refused to allow Salem Al-Bardini to visit his son Tayseer, who has been held in Israel prisons since 1994.

Tayseer Al-Bardini was accused of killing an Israeli settler in Rafah in southern Gaza.

Israel has banned Gaza residents from visiting their relatives in prison in Israel since militants in Gaza captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in a cross-border raid in 2006.