Israeli forces abduct 8 Hamas activists

Israeli forces abduct 8 Hamas activists

A Palestinian protester is detained during a demonstration against Israel.

The Israeli soldiers detained the Hamas activists, including a former Hamas spokesman, Rafat Nassif, in the city of Nablus and the town of Tulkarem, according to Palestinian security sources. 

The Israeli military, however, said it “arrested” only five activists in Tulkarem, without giving further details. 

Earlier last week, Israeli troops abducted over 25 Palestinians, including several senior Hamas legislators, in the occupied West Bank. 

Palestinian lawmaker Hatim Qafisha from al-Khalil and another legislator Ahmad Attoun from al-Quds (Jerusalem) were among the abductees. 

Palestinian human rights groups have condemned the abductions, saying the move is aimed at destabilizing the ongoing reconciliation efforts among Palestinian factions.

Many of the inmates are under so-called administrative detention. 

The administrative detention, often implemented by the Israeli regime against the Palestinian population, is a sort of imprisonment without trial or charge, allowing regime forces to make arrests without formal charges for up to six months. However, the detention order can be renewed for indefinite periods of time. 

Palestinian prisoners have been subject to human rights violations such as the use of torture during interrogations by Israeli prison authorities.


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  1. What a great book. One of its main points is that European geovrnments condemn Israel partly because they are frightened of their Moslem populations. The Moslem leaders in Britain, for example, regularly make threatening statements to the government, implying that if they don’t keep the Moslems happy they will be made sorry by the violence unleashed. The examples of the Danish cartoons make this violence all too real.Another point is that it is a liablity to support Israel. So the article in this blog on Israel’s contribution to the US’ is a timely one. Of course, the antisemitic undertone of much criticism of Israel is also examined by Shepherd. He calls it neo-antisemitism’. Some of the examples he brings of excessively derogatory language are truly shocking. And he sheds light on the use of the Israel-Nazi and Israel-apartheid analogies. Another great book is the Son of Hamas’ by Mosab Hassan Yousef. This tells the sensational story of the son of one of the founders of Hamas. He describes his father lovingly, but also explains how he gradually drifted away from his father’s view that one must hate and kill Israelis to end the occupation’. He becomes a spy for the Shin Bet Israeli security service so that he can help end the bloodshed which he sees as senseless. He hates the way Hamas operatives torture each other in prison, and how the leaders lead the children out to throw stones at Israeli soldiers but themselves hide around the back. He documents some important truths that have been distorted by Hamas propaganda. EG that Arafat was planning the second intifada before the famous Handshake with Clinton and Rabin. That Arafat gave the orders and used Hamas operatives for the violence so his Palestinian Authority would not be implicated. The author personally found the evidence to prove that the unidentified Al Aksa terrorists were actually following Arafat’s orders. He was there when Arafat ordered the authorised Sharon visit to the Temple Mount to be used as a pretext for the uprising. He saw the footage of a Hamas explosion that was used as an excuse for Hamas to break the ceasefire with Israel, with the claim that Israel had fired on Hamas from the air. He converted to Christianity and escaped to the US.If it’s not yet in your bookstore, why isn’t it?

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