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Israeli forces raid home of Ma'an board member in Jalazun Refugee Camp

Nov. 13, 2008 1:41 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 13, 2008 1:41 P.M.)
Ramallah - Ma'an - Israeli forces raided house of Mu'ammar Urabi member of Ma'an Network's Board of Directors, in Al-Jalazun Refugee Camp in Ramallah overnight on Thursday.

Urabi said that five military vehicles surrounded his house and smashed front gate. About fifteen Israeli soldiers stormed the house and held Urabi captive in one room while they searched the rest of the house over four hours. The Israeli troops finally released Urabi and left the area in the early morning.

Urabi said that he told the soldiers he is a journalist. The soldier responded that they knew this. When he asked why his home was raided, the soldiers' response was, "Stay silent."

He added that Israeli troops searched his computer and personal files. Books, closet, bet, kitchen cupboards and furniture.

Urabi is also the director of Watan TV in Ramallah.
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