mardi 18 juillet 2017

Israeli Forces Arrests UN Official En Route to Jerusalem

Les forces sionistes arrêtent l'officier de l'ONU en route vers Jérusalem

Hassan was detained at Israel’s Erez border crossing near 
the southern Gaza Strip. (Photo: via Wikimedia Commons)

Israeli forces have detained a United Nations official based in the besieged Gaza Strip, with neither the UN nor Israeli authorities commenting publicly on the case five days after the arrest.

According to local NGO the Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Hamdan Muhammad Hassan Timraz, the assistant regional director for UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in the Gaza Strip, was detained on July 12 at Israel’s Erez crossing, the only crossing Palestinians in Gaza can use to travel to Israel or the rest of the occupied Palestinian territory.

Timraz, 61, had obtained a permit to travel to Jerusalem to meet with the general manager of UNDSS’ Jerusalem office, according to Al-Mezan’s statement, which highlighted that Timraz regularly traveled outside of G...

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