Sunday, Nov. 29
Latest News
  1. Main entrance to Beit Ummar sealed following attacks
  2. Israeli forces shoot, injure 82 Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank
  3. Palestinian woman reportedly attempts stabbing at Bekaot checkpoint
  4. Israeli border police officer stabbed in Nahariya, north of Haifa
  5. Israeli forces detain Palestinian from Aida refugee camp
  6. Hundreds attend funeral of Palestinian killed in al-Arrub camp
  7. Palestinian killed after injuring 6 Israeli soldiers in car attack
  8. Palestinian worker attacked by Israelis in Beit Shemesh
  9. 198 Palestinians from Gaza pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque
  10. Palestinian shot dead after alleged vehicle attack east of Jerusalem

Militants in PA custody call for Israel amnesty, launch hunger strike

Feb. 14, 2013 10:51 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 17, 2013 1:39 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma’an) -- Three Palestinians affiliated to militant groups launched a hunger strike on Thursday, calling on the Palestinian Authority to secure an amnesty deal with Israel so they can leave PA jail.

In the years after the second intifada, Israel agreed to pardon hundreds of militants, mainly affiliated to Fatah, who had been held in protective custody by the PA.

Waleed Al-Kharaz and Moayad Al-Alfi, members of Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, have been held in PA custody for four years after they were accused of killing an Israeli settler near Nablus.

Ahmad Al-Mashati, a member of the PFLP's armed wing, the Abu Ali Mustafa brigades, was jailed by the PA in August 2010 and was previously held in Israeli jail for four years.

They launched their hunger strike in the Istikhbarat (intelligence) detention center in Nablus.

The group are urging the Palestinian Authority to agree an amnesty for them with Israeli officials, to remove their 'wanted' status.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015