Gazan family appeal for release of son arrested by Egyptian forces

Egypt Abdul Qader Qeshta

A Palestinian family in Gaza appealed on Monday to Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in order to intervene for the sake of releasing their son, Abdul Qader Qeshta, who was arrested by Egyptian security forces on Sunday while he was traveling for Haj.

In a letter on Monday, Qeshta family called for exerting efforts for the release of their 41-year-old son and refuted earlier news claiming he was set free.

Khaled Qeshta, the brother of the detainee, said that he is still held captive by the Egyptians. He pointed out that his brother was travelling to Egypt en route to Saudi Arabia for Haj among Gazan pilgrims who received royal grants from King of Saudi Arabia Salman allocated for martyrs’ families.

Four Gazan youths were abducted by gunmen on August 19, 2015 in the Egyptian Sinai after they had left Rafah crossing on their way to Cairo Airport. They are still detained in mysterious circumstances.

(Source / 28.08.2017)

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