Palestinian Protesters Storm ICRC Office

Palestinian protesters have stormed the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the occupied east Jerusalem (al-Quds) to protest Israel’s abduction of two senior Hamas officials.
 
On Monday, the relatives of the detainees smashed the gate of the Red Cross compound in east Jerusalem to protest ICRC’s failure to protect the two officials.
 
Former Hamas minister for al-Quds affairs Khaled Abu Arafeh and MP Hamas Mohammed Totah were abducted when Israeli forces entered the ICRC building earlier on Monday.
 
In order to avoid being arrested and deported from their hometown Sheikh Jarrah, the two Hamas officials had been taking refugee inside the Red Cross compound since July 1, 2010 after Israel revoked their al-Quds ID cards.
 
On January 19 Israeli forces arrested the speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Aziz Dweik, at a military checkpoint in Juba, which is located between Ramallah and Jerusalem, as he was travelling to al-Khalil (Hebron) in the southern West Bank. Another Palestinian lawmaker, Tafesh Dweib, was also arrested at his home in Bethlehem by Israeli forces on the same day.
 
(Press TV)

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