Thursday, November 1, 2012

Israeli forces 'detain 2 women at West Bank checkpoints'

Maan News Agency

Published yesterday (updated) 01/11/2012 23:52
Shirin Halaheh and her daughter at a protest against Thaer's detention
during his hunger strike earlier this year. (MaanImages/File)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Thursday detained two Palestinian women in separate incidents at West Bank checkpoints, relatives said.

Shirin Halahleh, the 29-year-old wife of former long-term hunger striker Thaer, was arrested at the "container" checkpoint between Bethlehem and Ramallah, Thaer said.

Shirin was held for four hours at the Israeli terminal on her return from Jordan for an Eid visit earlier Thursday, her husband said.

He later received a call from Israeli officials telling him to pick up his young daughter from the checkpoint, as his wife had been detained.

Thaer, 33, held a 77-day strike to protest his detention without charge by Israel earlier this year. He was released in June to his home town of Kharas, near Hebron, after a deal with Israeli authorities that he be freed at the end of his administrative detention term.

In Nablus, Nour Abu Khamis Al-Zamel was detained at the Shavi Shomron checkpoint on Thursday evening, a Ma'an reporter said.

Al-Zamel's son is currently jailed in Israel.

An Israeli military spokesman said he was looking into the incidents.