Israel/Palestine/France: Israel extends detention of Palestinian NGO worker

August 29, 2017

French-Palestinian activist Salah Hamouri. [Photo: | salah_hamouri]

Israeli authorities have extended the remand of Salah Hamouri, a human rights defender and field researcher for Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer.

The NGO said in a statement on Sunday that a judge at the Israeli magistrate’s court in Jerusalem extended Hamouri’s detention for an additional three days for further interrogation.

Addameer said that one of its attorneys, Mahmoud Hassan, has submitted an appeal against the extension.

Thirty-two-year-old Hamouri holds dual Palestinian-French citizenship. He was detained during an overnight raid on his home in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Kafr Aqab on 23 August.

According to Addameer, Hamouri was previously held by Israel for seven years and was released as part of the Wafa Al-Ahrar prisoners exchange deal in 2011. (FRANCAIS) (FRANCAIS) (FRANCAIS)

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