5 staff members of al-Khalil reconstruction committee arrested by IOF
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Monday morning arrested five staff members of the Palestinian reconstruction committee in the Old City of al-Khalil, in the southern West Bank.
Head of the local reconstruction committee, Emad Hamdan, said the IOF stormed a home under construction in al-Shuhadaa Street, in al-Khalil, and arrested five workers.
According to Hamdan, staff members of the local reconstruction committee have often been targeted by Israeli abduction sweeps. A number of workers have been forced to shell out steep fines in order to be released from Israeli custody.
A predawn time, three Palestinian ex-prisoners were kidnapped by the occupation soldiers from al-Khalil province.
(Source / 02.01.017)