Monday, 10 May 2010

Turkish citizen arrested on West Bank two weeks ago because of Palestinian aid work

Izzet Shahin has been arrested for involvement with the Viva Palestina flotilla, which is sending a convoy of ships to break the siege of Gaza. IHH is organising a lot of the logistics for the flotilla.
The Israel Defense Forces and the Shin Bet arrested a Turkish national suspected of being a member of an outlawed Islamic group, a released gag order revealed on Monday.

Izzet Shahin, a volunteer for the Turkish NGO Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), was arrested in the West Bank by Israeli security forces two weeks ago and had been transferred to a Shin Bet investigation.

IHH, who had been organizing a Gaza aid boat planned to depart at the end of the month, was outlawed in Israel a few years ago. more

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