- November 25, 2009
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Abbas’s militias kidnap 13 Palestinian citizens in Nablus and Tulkarem
NABLUS, GAZA, — Mahmoud Abbas’s militias reportedly kidnapped 13 Palestinian citizens affiliated with Hamas during the last two days in the districts of Nablus and Tulkarem.
In Tulkarem, Abbas’s militias kidnapped four ex-detainees in Israeli jails, one of them was immediately detained after his release, and Khaled Olayan, the office director of Palestinian lawmakers in the city, in addition to three from Hersha family after they were summoned for investigation.
In Nablus, they also kidnapped an ex-detainee after less than 24 hours of his release from Israeli jails in addition to four others from different areas in the city.
Meanwhile, in Gaza, the human rights unit of the Palestinian interior ministry organized Monday in the presence of the independent commission for human rights an inspection visit to the prison of the internal security in Gaza city.
The visiting delegation checked all departments and rooms of the prison and met with a number of detainees in private who talked about their health and financial conditions in detention.
The delegation met with the management of the internal security and listened to a detailed explanation about the general conditions inside this detention center.
Abu Abdullah Lafi, the director of analysis department in the internal security, said during the tour that the detainees are treated according to law and there are strict instructions from the highest levels not to use violence and torture against any one of them.
In the presence of the delegation, the prisoners were allowed to make telephone calls to their families.
The delegation listened to the detainees and asked them about what they faced during interrogation, where they confirmed to the human rights commission that their detention conditions greatly improved.
The delegation also had the chance to visit the prison infirmary and listened to a detailed explanation from the medical staff about their work and the services they provide to the inmates.
For his part, the director of the internal security stated that he gave strict instructions not to use any kind of violence or abuse against prisoners in any prison in Gaza, adding that anyone who commits violations against prisoners will be severely punished.
He also affirmed that the doors of the internal security prison are always open to all organizations concerned with law and human rights.