Monday, April 4, 2011

Israel accuses Abu Sisi or upgrading Hamas combat means

[ 04/04/2011 - 09:34 PM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- The Israeli central court in Beer Sheba on Monday charged the kidnapped Palestinian engineer Dirar Abu Sisi with upgrading Hamas's combat means.
Israeli military prosecution allowed the publication of the indictment list against Abu Sisi, which included assisting Hamas movement in extending the range of its home made rockets and boosting their ability to penetrate Israeli armored vehicles.
The charge also included membership in a Palestinian resistance faction and attempted murder and conspiring to commit crimes and manufacture weapons.
It claimed that Abu Sisi made use of his studies in the Ukraine to engage in his covert work with Hamas in addition to his declared job as operational manager of Gaza power station. It said that he helped Hamas extend the range of its rockets from six to twenty two kilometers.
Abu Sisi was assigned by Hamas to establish a military academy to train its armed wing's field commanders, the indictment further alleged.
The Palestinian engineer was kidnapped from the Ukraine over a month and a half ago by Israeli agents.

Gazan Engineer Formally Charged By Israel

Tuesday April 05, 2011 13:04 by Circarre Parrhesia - IMEMC & Agencies
Dirar Abu Sisi, the Gazan engineer who was abducted by Israeli security personnel whilst traveling by train through the Ukraine, has been formally charged by an Israeli court on Monday.
The charges include belonging to a militant group (Hamas) and involvement in the firing of rockets into Israel form the Gaza Strip, which is charged as attempted murder.

It is claimed that Abu Sisi was in charge of the Hamas military academy and that he was responsible for upgrading the abilities of the rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, increasing their range and ability to pierce through armored military vehicles.

Abu Sisi’s lawyer, Smadar Ben-Natan, stated that Abus Sisi had confessed to charges, but that these confessions came under severe duress from interrogators that Ben-Natan claims was tantamount to torture, but that she could not go into detail as to the confessions due to the gag order imposed in Israel.

Abu Sisi’s sister, Suzanne, has stated that her brother is not involved in any political faction and that his work was as the director of Gaza’s only power plant. She stated that he took the position prior to Hamas’ election victory, and continued his role subsequently.