AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) have decided to turn the leader in the Islamic Jihad, Wahid Hamdi Abu Maria, 45, from Beit Ummar village, north of al-Khalil, to administrative detention.
The family of Abu Maria confirmed to PIC's reporter that the occupation authorities sentenced her son for a period of 6 months in administrative detention, one day after his arrest where he was transferred to Etzion detention center.
The family added that the occupation authorities accused Abu Maria of belonging to the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement, where he was arrested 4 times and spent 16 years in Israeli jails for his activities in the movement, and he was released in 2009.
Abu Maria's family accused the occupation of trying to eliminate him, and held the security agencies of the authority fully responsible for his life, accusing the PA security agencies of being the reason behind his recent arrest, where they tried to arrest him after being summoned several times, but did not respond, and arrested his son a few days before his arrest.
A large Israeli force of the Israeli army moved into Beit Ummar village, north of al-Khalil on Tuesday, and fired heavy bullets and bombs on the house of Abu Maria, and threatened to demolish, before they arrested him.
It should be noted that the leader Abu Maria was arrested by the PA Preventive Security Service, and was released on March 30, 2012 after three months of detention, and his hunger strike for 36 days.
After two days of Abu Maria's arrest, the Israeli occupation forces stormed at dawn on Thursday Beit Ummar town, and carried out raids and searches campaign in the town's houses including the Abu Maria's house.
Local sources said that Israeli forces stormed the village at dawn, where they were met by a group of youths with stones and empty bottles.
The sources added that the Israeli occupation forces checked the identities of citizens at the entrance to the village and tightened the security measures since Wednesday evening.