Israel arrests wife of Islamic Jihad leader

2012-11-05 14:01

Nablus - Israeli forces have detained the wife of an Islamic Jihad leader who is being held in administrative detention, Israeli and Palestinian sources said on Monday.

Palestinian security sources in the northern city of Jenin said Nawal Saadi, aged 52, was arrested at her home in the city's refugee camp in the early hours of Monday morning.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed the arrest.

"She was arrested this morning by border police and transferred to the custody of security forces, Israeli police, for questioning," she said.

There were no details on why Saadi was arrested. Her husband Bassam Saadi, a local Islamic Jihad leader, has been detained without charge by Israeli authorities for more than a year under an administrative detention order.

Israel regularly carries out arrest raids throughout the West Bank, including in areas under full Palestinian security control.

Last week, troops arrested five Palestinians, including two men with ties to the Islamic Jihad movement.

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 14:14

    Can someone please show me where the dissent corner is so I can go stand there and not get in the way of the circle-jerk about to commence.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 15:04

      Right on cue, the circle-jerk has commenced indeed! Don't worry, I'm off as promised!

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-05 15:08

      Bye bye. Don't come back too soon.

  • albert.m.burger - 2012-11-05 14:25

    In 200 comments turn left

  • erich.goosen - 2012-11-05 14:39

    What is 'administrative detention? Something like house arrest?

      sarah.bouttell - 2012-11-05 14:43

      Hmm. sound more like indefinite term detention with no specific reason. Right or wrong, depends on which side you hitch your moral view point.

  • asif.asmal.9 - 2012-11-05 15:18

    Apartheid Israel,just going about its day to day business

      richard.bosmano - 2012-11-05 16:23

      There's no apartheid there. palestinians have their own patch of land,a separate nation. No comparison. White and black here were SAN's .That's the difference - 2012-11-05 16:39

      Is Israel An Apartheid State? - 2012-11-05 16:56

      gert.swart.393 - 2012-11-05 18:23

      @richard.bosmano - Maybe mohammed tought the muslims to kill jews, but the jews don't even need to be tought to kill palestinians, they just do. Killing of palestians by jews is almost a daily occurance in palestine. The murders must be stopped!

  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-11-05 15:48

    Israel should learn that they are not the chosen people of some god and that they are not better than anyone else. They should seriously sit down and have peace talks with the Palestinians. This brutal oppression of the Palestinians by the Jews can't go on any longer. - 2012-11-05 16:36

      “brutal oppression of the Palestinians by the Jews” You are entitled to you own opinions but not your own facts mr swart. Please supply proof of this so called oppression. It is the Israelis that want peace and it is the Palestinians leadership who want a holy war or at the most a cease fire but NEVER peace with the Jews. please google Hamas and learn more about what they believe - you will soon realise that peace is NOT on Hamas agenda. Get your facts right… you have been duped by fifth column propaganda.

      gert.swart.393 - 2012-11-05 18:20

      Evidence galore, my friend... * Gaza man shot dead by Israeli forces on border fence was mentally ill, says family - * Army Kidnaps 14 Palestinians In The West Bank - * Israeli troops kill man on Gaza border: Palestinians Read more: (The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: * Israel kills Palestinian man near Gaza border: medics - I can list thousand of instances of Jewish murders on Palestianians

      russellblack.cowan - 2012-11-05 18:28

      Gert read your history. They have always accepted a 2 state solution. It is a pity the Palestinians and their allies have never really been serious about peace and ond sought the destruction of the State of Israel. So , dont you think you should speak to your Palestinian /Muslim allies to do the same and be serious about peace with Israel

      gert.swart.393 - 2012-11-05 21:06

      Black B.E.E Diamond - "a 2 state solution" But the Jews are occupying Palisinian land and allowing people to build there and move in. Even South Africans got land in those occupied territories to farm there. Palistinians have no human rights. They get arrested at will, they get detained without due judicial processes and they even get killed left, right and centre. How the hell can you support that? Do you think you will find favour in their god's eye if you stick up for their hatred?

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-06 06:11

      Gert Swart, have you ever considered the reason why Israel 'occupies' Palestinian territory? It is because the Arab nations bordering Israel attack Israel since inception in 1948, and since the 1967 war which they lost, they still do not accept the peaceful existence of Israel.

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