Palestinian intelligence detains father of 'Mohamed Morsi'

The Palestinian General Intelligence Service detained a man for naming his newborn son.

Palestinian intelligence detains father of 'Mohamed Morsi'

World Bulletin / News Desk

The family of a Palestinian resident of the Jalazoun refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday held Palestinian intelligence services responsible for his safety, saying he had been detained for naming his newborn son after ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.

"My husband suffers from several health problems after spending nearly three years in Israeli detention," the wife of 37-year-old Abdel-Halim Ghannam told Anadolu Agency.

"He suffers from colitis; he will be in danger if he doesn't take his medicine," said his 31-year-old wife.

Ghannam was released in March 2013 after spending 32 months in Israeli administrative detention.

Family members say he was summoned by the Palestinian General Intelligence Service in Ramallah on Wednesday morning and has yet to be released.

They linked his detention to the fact that he had named his newborn son – born December 29 – "Mohamed Morsi."

"Why would anyone be arrested because of his name or his son's name?" Ghannam's 65-year-old mother, Jamila, asked.

"My son suffered a lot inside Israeli detention; this has badly affected his health," she told AA. "I want my son back."

Palestinian officials were not immediately available for comment.

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