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Israeli Occupation Forces Abduct Mother of Freedom Fighter Muhammed Yassin to Pressure him to Surrender

Studies center: Detaining mothers of freedom fighters cowardly act

  [ 13/05/2009 - 08:51 AM ]


Ahrar center for prisoners' studies and human rights has denounced the Israeli occupation forces' "cowardly and unethical act" of abduction of the mother of a wanted Palestinian activist to pressure him into surrendering.

The center said in a statement that the abduction of the 52-year-old Adela Yassin, the mother of the wanted activist Mohammed Yassin, in Qalqilia city on Tuesday was prohibited by all international laws and norms.

Adela is a civilian who should not be kidnapped and retained in detention as hostage until her son gives himself up, the center elaborated.

Fuad Al-Khafsh, the director of the center, said that the IOF troops ever since their occupation of Palestinian lands had pursued such acts in a bid to pressure Palestinian strugglers.

He recalled that the IOF soldiers had kidnapped the parents of late Yehya Ayyash in addition to kidnapping the wives of Ibrahim Hamed and Jamal Abul Haija.

Khafsh asked human rights groups to expose the IOF human rights violations and to adopt a serious stand against such practices.

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