Friday, 11 March 2011

Mossad accused in kidnap of Gaza power plant ops manager while he was in Ukraine

See the full story by Fares Akram at the New York Times.
GAZA — Relatives of an engineer from Gaza who disappeared last month in Ukraine said Thursday that he had been kidnapped by Mossad agents and transferred to an Israeli prison.

The engineer, Derar Abu Sisi, is the operating manager of the only power plant in Gaza, the Palestinian enclave that is controlled by Hamas, the Islamic militant group. He is married to a Ukrainian woman and was in the country applying for citizenship, relatives said.

Major European conference on plight of Palestinian prisoners opens in Geneva

The conference in support of Palestinian prisoners begins today in Geneva.
GENEVA, (PIC)-- The first International Conference for the Rights of Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees will be held this Friday and Saturday at the UN headquarters in Geneva.

The conference dubbed ”Working for Justice” was organized by the Oslo-based European Network to Support the Rights of Palestinian Prisoners and the Swiss Rights For All group and will be attended by Western and Palestinian politicians, rights groups and prisoners themselves.

They will hold roundtable talks discussing the conditions of Palestinians held in Israeli occupation jails.

The events will be kicked off by live testimonies from Palestinian war prisoners and their families.

Day two will be used to discuss the effects detention has had on male and female detainees and the political dynamics of prisoner issues.

The first ever Palestinian POW conference held in the symbolic Geneva where international conventions were signed will include Nurhayati Ali Assegaf, President of the inter-Parliamentary Union to the UN, Raed Salah, the northern branch leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel, and many more.

Thanks to the Palestine Information Center