Palestinian anti-occupation academics and ex-prisoners were arrested by the Palestinian Authority (PA) forces on Friday morning on account of their political activism.
According to a statement by Hamas, the PA Preventive Security apparatus in al-Khalil arrested the Palestinian students Mootassem Nasr and Hamza Abdul Ghani, enrolled at the Polytechnic University, following predawn assaults on their family homes.
Overnight, 17-year-old ex-prisoner Layth al-Akeili was arrested by the PA General Intelligence forces from his family home in al-Khalil.
The PA forces further transferred the university student Mohamed Faris Abu Arkoub, arrested just a few days ago, to Jericho jail, despite his deteriorating health condition.
Meanwhile, Palestinian student Khaled Abu Namous, enrolled at an-Najah University, has been held in the PA detention centers in Nablus for the 17th consecutive day.
The PA forces in Tulkarem have also kept the Palestinian citizens Malek Ja’ari and Hassan Hussein in custody.
(Source / 24.03.2017)