Wednesday, December 2, 2009

IOF kidnap son of Hamas official in Jenin

JENIN, (PIC)-- The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped at dawn Wednesday the son of senior Hamas official in Israeli jails Jamal Abul Haija during an incursion into the town of Beit Qad east of Jenin.
Sajida, the daughter of Abul Haija, said that Israeli troops kidnapped her 20-year-old brother during his presence inside a greenhouse in the town, noting that he was previously imprisoned in Israeli jails.
She added that all members of her family were and still are exposed to detention and attacks by Israeli troops.

The father Abul Haija is serving nine life sentences in Israeli jails on charges of his participation in resistance activities during the battle of Jenin refugee camp in 2002. He had several injuries and lost his left hand during the events.

During the Aqsa Intifada, Israeli apache helicopters bombed three missiles at his home, which was sabotaged and burnt several times.

His eldest son Abdelsalam was detained eight years in Israeli jails and released about one year ago. His son Asim also spent two years in administrative detention.

His daughter Banan and wife Umm Al-Abed also spent some time in Israeli jails.

In another context, different local sources told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that Israeli troops kidnapped Wednesday three Palestinian young men and physically assaulted two others in Al-Khalil, Tulkarem and Nablus.

In a separate incident, Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, declared Wednesday morning the death of one of its cadres called Yasser Radi during a Jihad mission in central Gaza.

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