• March 25, 2010
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IOF soldiers detain 20 Gazans

IOF soldiers detain 20 Gazans

BEIT LAHIA,Israeli occupation forces (IOF) detained 20 Palestinian workers in northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday and took them to an unknown location.

A human rights group told the PIC reporter that a special IOF unit infiltrated near former Dugit settlement and detained the workers while collecting scrap.

It added that the soldiers beat up the workers while a number of others managed to escape.

In the West Bank, IOF soldiers detained a Palestinian in the Old City of Al-Khalil, witnesses said.

They added that the soldiers severely beat up the man after claiming that he was in possession of a “long knife”.

Meanwhile, minister of prisoners in Gaza Dr. Mohammed Al-Ghoul last night lashed out at the Israeli occupation authority for passing a life sentence against a 50-year-old Gazan man.

The minister, who was visiting the family of Assad Abu Salah in Beit Hanun north of Gaza, said that the 25-year sentence was a shame on the civilized world that champions human rights, freedoms and democracy.

Abu Salah was detained during an IOF raid on his home on 19/3/2000 along with his two sons who would face a separate trial soon.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Source