Monday, 14 November 2011

Israel breaks prisoner swap agreement by breaking into houses of ex-detainees

Israel continues to breach the terms of the prisoner-swap deal by breaking into the houses of ex-detainees’ throughout the West Bank , Palestinian news agency, Ma’an reported.

Palestinian officials in charge of the detainees’ , asserted that the Israeli Prison Administration is still punishing and isolating the detainees. In addition, (IPA) has refused to lengthen visiting times and prevented the prisoners from buying sweets and visiting each other within the same jail.

Ex-detainees, Nae’l al-Barghouthi and Fakhri al-Barghouthi, were freed after 34years within the swap last month and were called for interrogation in Ofer detention center near Ramallah.

They demanded the Egyptian mediator to exert pressure on Israel to stop the humiliating policy against them and their families.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society condemned the move and called for a solution to be found to save the lives of the ex-detainees. more

Airstrike on Gaza City kills policeman and injures four others

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- One police officer was killed and four others injured early Monday morning when Israeli warplanes targeted a naval police building in Gaza City.

Medical sources in Gaza identified the victim as Muhammad Kilani. His body was found amid the rubble.

Four other officers were evacuated to Ash-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. Two sustained serious injuries while two were lightly injured, medics said. more