Saturday, June 30, 2007
Abu Ali Turk
"Nablus – Ma'an – The Hamas movement on Saturday accused the Palestinian security services in the West Bank of torturing Hamas-affiliated detainees.
The movement claimed that a detainee was taken to Al Arabi Hospital in Nablus, in the northern West Bank, on Saturday after he sustained torture-related injuries.
The Palestinian Authority has denied the allegations.
Hamas issued a statement claiming that "the Palestinian security services were obliged to take Amin Abu 'Ubayya to Al Arabi Hospital in Nablus after he was severely tortured at the hands of the security services."
The statement also said that three other detainees were taken to hospitals in Ramallah, in the central West Bank, in recent days for similar reasons. The victims of torture were named as; Nihad 'Ulayyan, Abed ir Rahim Faysal, both from Nur Shams refugee camp in Tulkarem, and Wajdi Ad Deik from Kafr ad Dik in Salfit.
Director of the presidential guards in the northern West Bank, Abu Ali Turk, denied the reports."