Israel arrests Palestinian rights group staff

The Israeli army arrested two lawyers, a media researcher and a female administrative worker from their homes in Nablus, the Nablus-based Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights said in a statement.

Israel arrests Palestinian rights group staff

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Palestinian rights group said Tuesday that Israeli security forces had stormed its office in Nablus in the West Bank and arrested four staff members from their homes.

The Israeli army arrested two lawyers, a media researcher and a female administrative worker from their homes in Nablus, the Nablus-based Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights said in a statement.

Quoting the son of detained lawyer Fares Abu al-Hassan, the statement said dozens of Israeli soldiers had stormed and ransacked their home before taking Abu al-Hassan and confiscating several documents.

The Solidarity Foundation provides legal advice and representation to Palestinian prisoners facing trial in Israeli courts.

Fadel al-Betawi, brother of detained media researcher Ahmed al-Betawi, said that the latter had also been arrested during a dawn raid on his home. The home of Al-Betawi's mother was also reportedly searched.

Israeli security forces also raided the group's offices, from which they seized computers and documents, the foundation said.

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