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Israeli forces raid Nablus overnight; arrest five and confiscate computers

July 16, 2008 9:55 A.M. (Updated: July 16, 2008 9:55 A.M.)
Nablus - Ma'an - Israeli forces arrested five young Palestinians then confiscated computers and documents from a lawyer's office in Nablus on Wednesday.

One of those arrested was 20-year-old Qadri Shaheen, son of the acting mayor of Nablus Hafidh Shaheen.

Palestinian security sources told Ma'an's Nablus correspondent that more than 15 Israeli military vehicles stormed several neighborhoods in Nablus overnight and arrested, along with the mayor's son: 17-year-old Hamza Al-Jawhari, 17-year-old Basim Kalbouna, 23-year-old Mu'min Al-Qaysi, 24-year-old Mus'ab Mi'ari and Karim Abu 'Issa (age not given).

Sources affirmed that Israeli forces ransacked the office of lawyer Faris Abu Al-Hasan in the centre of the northern West Bank town of Nablus. The office's computers were confiscated along with any documents that recorded Israeli violations of human rights in the Palestinian territories as well as the files of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody.

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