The Vienna-based Friends of Humanity, an international human rights organization, expressed extreme anxiety over the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrest of two Italian human right activists while on humanitarian mission in the West Bank, demanding their unconditional and swift release.
In a letter it addressed to the Israeli acting premier, Ehud Olmert, the organization affirmed that the IOF had wittingly detained Italian citizens Mohammed Al-Abed and Baratchino Danielle at the Allenby Bridge across the Jordan River Thursday while on their way out of Palestine after accomplishing humanitarian missions in the West Bank.
The two were later apprehended and subjected to humiliating strip search before confiscating their cellular phones, the letter added, elaborating that Danielle was later released after being informed of banning his future entry to the occupied territories, while Al-Abed was escorted to the Israel domestic intelligence center near Tel Aviv.
The two human rights activists arrived to the PA-controlled lands on the 23rd of last month to visit two Palestinian orphans sponsored by them, in addition to visiting Palestinian charitable societies carrying out humanitarian works, including supporting poor and needy Palestinian families.
The organization urged the Israeli occupation government to swiftly free Al-Abed, and to stop exercising psychological and physical torture on him, and to enable him reunite with his family in Italy.
Source: Palestinian Information CenterLast Mod: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16