Tuesday, Feb. 28
Latest News
  1. Israeli forces raid grocery near Bethlehem, confiscate hard drives
  2. 9-year-old Palestinian girl, teenage boy injured during Israeli raid
  3. Fatah movement says Facebook shut down the movement's official page
  4. Courts sentence Palestinian, Israeli to prison over stabbing attacks
  5. Citing betrayal by Israel, Bedouin soldiers refuse to report for duty
  6. Abbas calls on UNHRC to intervene in Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  7. Knesset seeks to pass bill hindering leftist NGO access to state info
  8. Israeli forces raid home of slain Palestinian teen, threaten family
  9. Israeli forces detain 41 Palestinians in West Bank and Israel
  10. UNRWA suspends employee over Israeli accusations of Hamas involvement

Israel detains Palestinian cartoonist, family says

Feb. 16, 2013 5:06 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 17, 2013 3:29 P.M.)
JENIN (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities on Saturday detained a Palestinian cartoonist on his way back to the West Bank from Jordan, according to his family.

Muhammad Abdul-Ghani Sabanah, 30, was detained at the Allenby Bridge crossing between Jordan and the West Bank, his brother Tamir told Ma'an, adding that Sabanah was in Jordan for a meeting.

He said that on his way back, Israeli troops detained Sabanah, who is from the Jenin town of Qabatia, without giving any explanation.

Sabanah's cartoons are widespread in the Arab world. He is well-known for his criticism through his cartoons, which focus mainly on the Palestinian people's problems and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

He works as a public information officer at the Arab American University in Jenin.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017